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    Location Unknown / Unclear. Poss. Buckingham Palace

    British naval officer Lieutenant Commander Stephen Beattie VC standing in front of a building, smoking. Several British soldiers around Canadian Fred Tilston in wheelchair showing them his Victoria Cross medal (for action in Hochwald, Germany). Male nurse wheels him to a car. More shots of the British officers talking and smoking in front of a hospital. Cut back to close up shot of Tilston in wheelchair - he has no legs - as he talks to camera - no sound. Men says goodbye and shakes hands with several men and is helped to car. Tilston in front of open car. Group of officers and soldiers, including the invalid, posing for photographs. More shots of the men chatting in front of hospital.

    Men featured:
    Lance Corporal Harry Nicholls VC, of the Grenadier Guards
    Lieutenant Donald Cameron VC, of the Royal Naval Reserve
    Lieutenant Basil Charles Godfrey Place VC, of the Royal Navy

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    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    mute
    Media URN:
    63823
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    2149.04
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:03:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:33:00 / 01:30:36:00
    Canister:
    UN 1207 B
    Sort Number:
    UN 1207 B
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    Categories
    War & Revolution
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The shots list currently gives the location as unknown/unclear, however the location is almost certainly within the grounds of Buckingham Palace.

    The date of filming for this footage was 22nd June 1945.

    "British naval officer standing in front of a building" - this is Lieutenant Commander Stephen Beattie VC of the Royal Navy.

    "a man in wheelchair" - this is Major Frederick Tilston VC, of the Essex Scottish, an Infantry Regiment of the Canadian Army.

    The man at 2:28 is Lance Corporal Harry Nicholls VC, of the Grenadier Guards.

    The man on the left at 2:34 is Lieutenant Donald Cameron VC, of the Royal Naval Reserve.

    At 2:57 we see Lieutenant Basil Charles Godfrey Place VC, of the Royal Navy.

    There's some further film of the investiture in clip 2149.06

  2. jamied says

    Given that the location here is Buckingham Palace, the clip's title should be changed to, perhaps, Investiture at Buckingham Palace.

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