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  • Short Summary

    King George V gives decorations to Edward R. Evans and heroes of HMS Broke. London.

  • Description

    King George V gives decorations to Commander Sir Edward R. Evans and heroes of HMS Broke; for their defeat of six German destroyers.

    Hyde Park, London.

    MS King George V giving medal to soldier on platform; with Queen Mary and others seated. Shot of many sailors sat in rows in the park. Same shot with both Army & Navy in picture. More shots of King presenting medals.

    MS wounded soldier on crutches coming down long ramp from platform. MS sailor walking down platform. (Evans was also known as an explorer.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1876.48
    Media URN:
    72155
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:25:00 / 01:45:48:00
    Canister:
    ON 051 O

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    Reducing the clip's current date range, the sailors were receiving medals for their actions during the Battle of Dover Strait on 20 April 1917. The date range could therefore be reduced to 1917-18.

    Some of this same footage also features in clip 1876.55.

  2. oneoffcomment says

    Looking for footage of an ancestor who was given a MC on 2 June 1917. In the process of searching came across Private Thomas Hughes of 6th Connaught Rangers (VC) who, according to the internets...

    "While still using crutches, he was decorated by George V in Hyde Park on 2 June 1917."

    So far we think 1917, after 20 April 1917. We now know a bloke on crutches was invested by king in Hyde park on 2 June of that year with a VC. That would work.

    And if there is more of this footage, I'm looking for a tall Australian soldier who, according to family legend, makes the king laugh.

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