• Short Summary

    John 'Buster' Cain explains how he rescued 3 men from bombed factory during the Blitz.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Boy of 15 wins the George Medal".

    London.

    C/U of teenage boy John 'Buster' Cain smoking and serving potatoes from a market street stall. C/U of 'Buster' and another man. The man congratulates 'Buster' on winning the George Medal and asks him to "tell them all about it". 'Buster' says "right-oh governor" and turns to camera. He explains how he saved three men form a bombed factory during the Blitz, and consequently won the George Medal. He finishes his story with "and then I went to have a ginger beer in a pub".

    cataloguer's note: Buster's stilted speech is charming and comical - good illustration of cockneys in the war.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1111.07
    Media URN:
    38646
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    27/03/1941
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:06:19:00 / 01:07:01:00
    Canister:
    41/25

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