• Short Summary

    Dam Buster survivors meet in London's Criterion Restaurant.

  • Description

    Criterion Restaurant, Piccadilly, London.

    CU. Model of Lancaster Bomber used in the exploit. LV. Guests assembled including Dam Busters Survivors in the Criterion Restaurant. SV. Richard Todd, star of the Dam Buster movie, talking to Guy Gibson's father (right), & SCU. Group around model Lancaster Bomber including Bill Kerr and Mickey Martin. SCU. Bill Kerr and Mickey Martin. SCU. Cockrane with McCarthy (Canadian Pilot). SV. C. J. Latta talking to Dr Barnes Wallis (inventor of bomb) and his wife. SV. Guests drinking. SCU. McCarthy, Canadian pilot of the 617 Squadron. SV. Wing Commander Whitworth (left) talking to Guy Gibson's father. CU. Guy Gibson's father. SCU. Wartime picture of Guy Gibson. SV. Guy Gibson introducing King George VI to pilots, & SV. SV. Pan, Guy Gibson walking with King George VI. Fade out, fade in, SV. Guy Gibson explaining to King George the sixth the model of Dam. SCU. King George the sixth and Guy Gibson looking at model. SV. Queen Elizabeth (Queen Mother) and Guy Gibson and King George the sixth chatting. GV. Buckingham Palace. SV. Group of pilots including in centre Guy Gibson. CU. Guy Gibson V.C. SV. Group of Pilots including Guy Gibson walking towards camera from Buckingham Palace. LV. Interior, model of the Mohne Dam breached by the 617 Squadron R.A.F. of the 16th May 1943. CU. Name plate showing the model of the Mohne Dam. LV. Group looking at model including the 617 Squadron and in centre of group Doctor Barnes Wallis and Richard Todd. SV. Pilots discussing bombing run etc., & CU. SV. Model of Dam showing the run-in. SV. Gibson's father (on left) with Doctor Barnes Wallis (centre) and Richard Todd, chatting about model. CU. Guy Gibson's father looking rather serious.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    523.38
    Media URN:
    30758
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    19/05/1955
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:51:00 / 01:51:45:00
    Canister:
    55/40

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