• Short Summary

    Sergeant Smythe, first South African to win the Victoria Cross in this war arrives home.

  • Description

    Titles read: "SOUTH AFRICAN VC".

    South Africa.

    Various shots show Sergeant Quentin Smythe, the first member of South African forces to win the Victoria Cross in the Second World War, arriving back in his country by plane. His Second in Command Colonel Foxon is on the airfield to greet him.

    Later we see Sgt Smythe meeting South African Prime Minister General Smuts at the Premier's residence and they chat.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1348.08
    Media URN:
    44461
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    28/12/1942
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:55:00 / 01:09:26:00
    Canister:
    42/104

Comments (3)

  1. jamied says

    "Quintin Smythe" should read Quentin Smythe.......

    www.victoriacross.org.uk/bbsmythe.htm

    "General Smuts" referred to is General Jan Smuts.

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  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks.

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  3. kfoxon says

    Colonel Foxon was my grandfather. It's so great to see this video clip.

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