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  • Short Summary

    President Cosgrave presents medals to Civic Guards of Irish Free State.

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    Dublin, Southern Ireland, Republic of Ireland.

    Title reads: "For Valour President Cosgrave presents Irish Free State's highest honour for devotion to duty, to Civic Guard Heroes".

    Various shots of President of Irish Free State, William T. Cosgrave, pinning medals to lapels of young men, some in civilian suits, some in uniform. Ceremony is watched by a row of seated dignitaries. An army officer stands next to the President and also shakes hands of recipients. M/S of President giving a speech. More shots of Cosgrave presenting medals to young men, including a policeman.

    Intertitle (flashframe): "Lady Wheeler gives the Guards her world champion Airedale for a mascot - and he didn't want to go".

    M/S of the officer shaking hands with elegant Lady Wheeler, in her other hand is lead of Airedale Terrier. Panning shot of a group of women standing with Cosgrave and dignitaries.

    Intertitle: "Fire drill and first aid display by the Guards".

    Panning L/S follows three guards as they climb up massive fireman's ladder. L/S of a guard jumping out of first floor window, he lands on a sheet held by his colleagues. Various shots of men jumping off a roof, they are suspended on a rope attached to a crane - looks like bungee jumping! Various shots of a first aid demonstration - Guards carrying stretchers. M/S of Cosgrave and an officer inspecting a troop of guards.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:25:00 / 01:45:50:00
    G 1313

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