• Short Summary

    Cpl Bassett of New Zealand celebrates with his comrades having received Victoria Cross.

  • Description

    London.

    World War One. Corporal Bassett, awarded Victoria Cross for bravery at Gallipoli is congratulated by other soldiers. C/U of Bassett in New Zealand uniform with diagonal belt of pouches across his chest. He shakes hands with soldiers around him. Bassett is lifted onto shoulders of two other soldiers, standing in a group of other Kiwis. Panning shot along soldiers all waving their hats and cheering, a celebration.

    Group of soldiers both British and New Zealand, including Bassett, coming down steps of building, sign in background: "Office of the Government of the Dominion of New Zealand". More shaking hands etc. C/U of Bassett talking to one of the British soldiers. C/U Bassett smiling, talking to British soldier.

    Battle, honour; medal, Commonwealth.

    Modified WPA record.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1662.02
    Media URN:
    70931
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1915
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:56:00 / 01:02:11:00
    Canister:
    ON 001 K

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    "Corporal Bassett" is Cyril Bassett.

  2. jamied says

    Details of the actions for which Bassett was awarded his Victoria Cross can be found here.....

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cy
    ril_Bassett

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