• Short Summary

    7 years old Susan Curtis receives Victoria Cross posthumously awarded to her father.

  • Description

    Buckingham Palace, London.

    SV Susan Curtis leaving the Palace with her two grannies. SCU Granny Curtis opening case, with Susan. CU Susan holding Victoria Cross. CU & SCU Susan holding doll. SCU track into CU of Susan - behind her on the left grandmother Hayes and on the right is grandmother Curtis. LV people leaving Palace after investiture. SV Royal Northumberland Fusilier Kinne with his mother and other members of his family, posing outside Palace with his medal The George Cross. CU George Cross in Kinne's hands. CU Fusilier Derek Kinne. SCU Kinne and mother.

    (Orig.Neg.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    172.10
    Media URN:
    29581
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    07/08/1954
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:32:00 / 01:28:15:00
    Canister:
    54/52

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    Susan Curtis is seen here collecting the Victoria Cross awarded to her late father, Lieutenant Philip Curtis, for his actions in Korea.

    This investiture took place on 6 July 1954.

    Details of the action for which Lt Curtis was awarded the medal are here....

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_Curtis

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