• Short Summary

    The Victoria Cross Centenary Exhibition opens in London.

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    Marlborough House, London.

    GV. Marlborough House and people gathered round entrance. LV. Prime Minister, Sir Anthony Eden, speaking on steps to open exhibition. SV. R.A.F. (Royal Air Force, RAF) officers and Commonwealth officers standing to attention. SCU. Eden shaking hands with Commonwealth Officers after having declared the Victoria Cross Centenary Exhibition open. LV. Pan down into exhibition showing the Victoria Cross over the doorway. SV. Sir Anthony and Lady Eden walking around. SCU. Uniform worn by Queen Victoria at First Victoria Cross Parade, Hyde Park 28th June 1857, & CU. CU. Victoria Cross won by private William Dowling, 1857. SCU. Photograph of first Victoria Cross - Lieutenant Charles Davis Lucas R. N. won the first V.C. for bravery in the Baltic. CU. His V.C. with two other medals by the side of the photograph. CU. Private John Kirk, V.C. 4th June 1857 one of the Indian mutiny V.C.'s. SCU. Shield and cloak of the native dress, which disguised Thomas Kavanagh to get into enemy lines during Indian mutiny. CU. Shield. SV. Towards, Sir Eden walking round. SCU. Figure of Captain Albert Ball V.C. Royal Flying Corps. SV. His cloak and various articles that belong to him in case on wall. CU. His medal with R.A.F. wings over it. LV. Portrait of Colonel James Carne - Field Regiment and 170 170 Mortar Battery, Royal Artillery, during the Imjin River battle. Carne V.C. D.S.O. SCU. Russian Crimean gun outside the building from which the medals were made.

    (Negative.) (Title Scene 'F')

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:06:05:00 / 01:07:20:00

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  1. Unknown user says

    Line 7 - "Private Dowling" is William Dowling.

    Line 8 - "C D Lucas" is Charles Davis Lucas, the first ever recipient of a Victoria Cross.

    "170 Malta Battery Artillery" should read 170 Mortar Battery, Royal Artillery.

    "Injim River battle" should read Imjin River battle.

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  2. Unknown user says

    Thanks very much for these corrections.

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