• Short Summary

    Stalingrad citizens honoured by King George VI + British officers receive Soviet medals.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Stalingrad receives the King's sword".

    Moscow, Russia (Soviet Union, USSR).

    Panning shot of delegation of Stalingrad citizens. The men and women all wear medals. Various shots of ceremony inside the Kremlin at which Marshal Semen Mikhailovitch Budenny presents the Sword of Stalingrad to the Chairman of Stalingrad City Council. The sword is a gift from King George VI. C/U pan down the sword.

    London.

    Various shots inside the Russian Embassy. Mr. Gusev the Russian Ambassador bestows Medal of Honour on Air Chief Marshal Harris (aka "Bomber" Harris), General Alanbrooke and Admiral Tovey. Admiral Tovey then says a word of thanks. Natural sound for Tovey and Gusev's speeches.

    Note: Stalingrad now known as Volgograd.

    Note: alternative spelling of Semyon Budenny.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1358.18
    Media URN:
    44692
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    25/05/1944
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:47:00 / 01:34:36:00
    Canister:
    44/42

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