• Short Summary

    Sir Vivian Fuchs receives National Geographic Society medal from President Eisenhower.

  • Description

    Titles read: "WASHINGTON - DR FUCHS MEETS PRESIDENT".

    Washington DC, United States of America.

    Interior of the White House. Dr Neville Bell Grosvenor, President and Editor of National Geographic, reads the citation to President Eisenhower. C/U of Eisenhower listening (in background can be seen Sir Vivian Fuchs listening), pan to Dr Melville Bell Grosvenor.

    Eisenhower picks up the Hubbard Medal and presents it to Sir Vivian Fuchs as leader of the British Trans-Antarctic Expeditions Journey of more than 2,000 miles across the South Pole. The two men shake hands. From left to right: Secretary of the Navy, Thomas S Gates, Admiral Arleigh A Burke, Chief of Naval Operations and another Naval man watching.

    Eisenhower picks up another medal and presents it to Admiral Burke. He picks up another medal and hands Admiral Burke the second medal who receives it on behalf of Admiral George J Dufek who took command of the Navy's Antarctic activities after the death of Admiral Richard E Byrd in March 1957.

    President Eisenhower standing in between Sir Vivian Fuchs and Admiral Burke after presentation of medals.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1567.35
    Media URN:
    58753
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    09/02/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:57:27:00 / 01:58:05:00
    Canister:
    59/12

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "Dr Neville Bell Grosvenor" in the text should read Melville Bell Grosvenor.

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