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  • Short Summary

    The Duke of Connaught gives decorations to next-of-kin of fallen soldiers.

  • Description

    Duke of Connaught decorates next of kin. Location of events unknown.

    Duke and other officers approach. Duke standing at table; with some widows standing before him; and a line of guards at the side. CU profile Duke shaking hand of A widow in uniform, wearing a black veil. CU another widow; dressed in full mourning with long black dress; black hat; black veil; and carrying a baby. Duke gives her a box with the medal in it; shakes her hand; she curtsies.

    A little boy comes up with his mother to receive decoration of his dead father. Duke hands her the medal; then shakes hands with the boy and talks to him; the boy salutes bravely. Next; another widow and another; smaller child, the Duke is bending down to pin the medal on the child.

    Death; grief; ceremony; royalty; tradition; children. World War One; casualties; honours. The

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1894.30
    Media URN:
    72674
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1918
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:23:00 / 01:37:11:00
    Canister:
    ON 094 L

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