• Short Summary

    French leader Paul Ramadier gives medals to men who fought in the blockship raid of 1942.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "St. Nazaire".

    St. Nazaire, France.

    Heroes of the blockship raid of 1942 are honoured as monument to the fallen is unveiled.

    MS Paul Ramadier, Premier of France, shaking hands with British heroes. MS Paul Ramadier decorating VC's Ryder, Lieutenant Colonel Newman and Beattie, with the Croix de Guerre. Alfred Duff Cooper presents medals to Frenchmen on behalf of Britain.

    CU the Victoria Cross and the Croix de Guerre hanging from the chest of Col. Newman, panning to his face. CU the VC and the Croix de Guerre hanging from the chest of Ryder, panning to his face.

    MS of Commandos, who took part in the raid, wearing civilian clothes. LS the Commandos marching through the crowded street of St Nazaire. The three leaders carry laurel wreaths.

    MS a memorial, a needle of granite, is unveiled by Ramadier. MS Monsieur Ramadier and a French sailor laying wreaths on the memorial. CU inscription on monument.

    Cut in shots of people watching ceremony.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:20:00 / 01:51:16:00

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