• Short Summary

    Viceroy of India, Lord Archibald Wavell presents Victoria Crosses to men of the Gurkhas.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material - dates and location unclear or unknown.

    Title reads: "For Valour".
    Indian News Parade item.

    India.

    Various shots of Viceroy of India, Lord Archibald Wavell inspecting troops of the Gurkha Rifles. Lord Wavell presents VCs (Victoria Crosses) to Gurkhas who fought in Burma. He presents one posthumously to the young girl betrothed to one of the dead soldiers Netra Bahadur Thapa. CU of the young girl with the VC.

    VS of Gurkhas marching past saluting Viceroy. Various shots of officers and medal winners and families.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1976.14
    Media URN:
    61935
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:43:10:00 / 01:44:36:00
    Canister:
    UN 1089 B

Comments (3)

  1. jamied says

    The man receiving his Victoria Cross at 00:26 is Agansing Rai, (mentioned in the commentary, and spelling checked online).

    "He presents one posthumously to the young girl betrothed to one of the dead soldiers" - this was the medal for the late Netra Bahadur Thapa, (again, mentioned in the commentary, and spelling checked).

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  2. jamied says

    NOTE: Netra Bahadur Thapa is also spelt as Netrabahadur Thapa.


    Details of the actions for which the two men were each awarded a Victoria Cross can be found here.....

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aga
    nsing_Rai


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netrab
    ahadur_Thapa

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  3. British Pathé says

    Thanks for the research. We've updated the description and tags.

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