The part played by British people who helped to bring relief to the Yugoslav town of Skopje after the earthquake disaster of 1963 was recognised at a ceremony in London, yesterday (Monday).
GV PAN EXT. Yugoslav Embassy
CU Plaque "Yugoslav Embassy"
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SCU Yugoslav Ambassador making speech
SV Countess of Limerick receiving plaque
SV Peter Beggin (BBC Cameraman) receives plaque
SV Captain Charles Brodley receives plaque
SV&CU Yugoslav Ambassador presents another plaque to David Dimbleby
SV Guests applaud
SV&CU Mrs. Dimbleby and son David holding plaque
SV Captain Brodley holding plaque
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Background: The part played by British people who helped to bring relief to the Yugoslav town of Skopje after the earthquake disaster of 1963 was recognised at a ceremony in London, yesterday (Monday).
The ceremony took the form of a presentation of plaques by the Yugoslav Ambassador in London, Mr. Savajcic to Britons who played a leading part in the Skopje relief operations.
They included the Countess of Limerick, of the British Red Cross Society Mr. Peter Beggin, a British Broadcasting Corporation newsreel cameramen; and Captain Charles Bodley, of the British Army's Royal Engineers - now serving on detachment to the Malaysian armed forces. British soldiers went to Skopje to erect temporary houses for the stricken and Capt. Bodley was in charge of the operation.
A plaque was also presented to the wife of the late Mr. Richard Dimbleby, who was accompanied by her son David. Mr. Dimbleby, who died at the end of last year, was one of Britain's leading broadcasters.