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  • Short Summary

    Lord French presents Military Cross to town of Ypres, Belgium.

  • Description

    World War One honours - Lord French presents the Military Cross to town of Ypres in Belgium.

    Opens with title (flash frame). Shot of Lord French in uniform handing a plaque or document and then the medal to an elderly civilian man (possibly Mayor of Ypres?) The mayor holds cushion up to camera, it has the Military Cross pinned to it.

    Shot looking down line of soldiers with flags dipped, standing either in wide street or square. Shot of French & other officers - British & Belgian - saluting at graves of fallen soldiers, cross with wreath in foreground.

    American cataloguer's note: Lord John French was British Army commander, who was in charge of BEF (British Expeditionary Forces) at start of war.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2352.08
    Media URN:
    75798
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1918 - 1929
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:35:00 / 01:16:29:00
    Canister:
    ON 234 H

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    Reducing this clip's current date range of 1918-29, Lord French presented this Military Cross in May 1920, (either the 18th or 19th May).

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