• Short Summary

    A look at what makes up different medals, and an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

  • Description

    Medals and decorations plus investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London.

    M/S photographs of Crimean war scene which saw the Victoria Cross medal introduced. M/S painting of Queen Victoria, M/S painting of investiture ceremony by John Gilbert C/U of the medal. A diagram shows the different part that make up the medal. They also do the same with the D.F.C. (Distinguished Flying Cross) and fictional civilian medal.

    M/S of railings with adults and children peeping through. L/S exterior of Buckingham Palace with crowd outside. The men who have been awarded the medal walk out of the palace gates, their children look on. Various shots of the brave men, C/U's of Lieutenant Peter Roberts, V.C. D.S.O., submarine service; Sergeant John Kenneally V.C., Irish Guards and Squadron Leader Alan Wharton D.F.C., Australian bomber squadron. M/S's as a child hugs his father and photographers take pictures.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1578.18
    Media URN:
    50605
    Group:
    New sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    31/07/1944
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:11:00 / 01:45:25:00
    Canister:
    NSP 435

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    "Lieutenant Roberts" is Peter Roberts.

    "Sergeant Kennealy" should read Kenneally (John Kenneally).

    "Squadron Leader Wharton" is Alan Wharton.

  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks.

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