• Short Summary

    Alec Forbes makes VC medals by hand in a London workshop.

  • Description

    Titles read: "MAKING V.C.s".

    London.

    Pan across bomb-damaged building in a London street; the roofs of the buildings are covered with snow. M/S of street signs reading 'Britton Street EC1' and 'formerly Red Lion St". A middle-aged man, Alec Forbes, is seen going into a workshop. He has worked there since 1905.

    Various shots inside show Alec making Victoria Cross medals by hand. Other men are seen at work. Molten metal for making VCs is taken from guns captured at Sebastopol in the Crimean War.

    C/Us of the finished medal being examined and worked on.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1315.10
    Media URN:
    43543
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    26/03/1945
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:22:00 / 01:20:17:00
    Canister:
    NP 28

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