• Short Summary

    Indian Viceroy presents two Indian heroes with Victoria Cross medals in Delhi.

  • Description

    New Delhi, India.

    Various shots of the Indian Viceroy, Lord Linlithgow, presenting Victoria Cross medals to two Indian heroes, including Premindra Singh Bhagat. Crowd gathered for the ceremony looking on. One of the medals is presented posthumously to widow and son of the hero Richhpal Ram. Various shots of the Indian troops marching.

    After this item a title appears reading 'The Yanks Arrive - Les Soldats Americains Arrivent - (title in Arabic)'. The item does not follow.

    Several seconds later a close up of a girl soldier - possibly Russian appears followed by troops marching - it abruptly ends.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1687.18
    Media URN:
    71040
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1942
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:54:53:00 / 01:56:49:00
    Canister:
    UN 300 B

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    "Lord Linlithgo" should read Lord Linlithgow.

    The Indian Officer seen being decorated is Premindra Singh Bhagat. Here are details of his Victoria Cross-winning actions...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Premind
    ra_Singh_Bhagat

    The posthumous award is for Richhpal Ram. Details of his Victoria Cross winning actions are here...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rich
    hpal_Ram

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  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks very much. See amended description.

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