• Short Summary

    V.C. hero honoured at reception.

  • Description

    Reception of naval VC in Old Kent Road. Location, South London.

    Ceremony for Naval V.C. hero. Able Seaman Albert Edward McKenzie, VC. McKenzie received his VC for his part in the Zeebrugge raid, where he served in HMS Vindictive. He was selected by his shipmates for the award, which was presented by the King in
    the summer of 1918. Sadly, McKenzie caught influenza in the epidemic which swept across Europe at the end of the Great War. He died at Chatham Naval Hospital in October 1918 aged nineteen.

    Shot of crowd at reception; held in Old Kent Road. CUs of McKenzie. First he sits there looking terrified; then he smiles; but still looks scared. Walks up aisle with Lord Mayor; etc. Double-decker buses in BG.

    World War One; honours.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:32:00 / 01:14:45:00
    ON 100 D

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