• Short Summary

    Victoria Cross winner Nicolson talks about his joy at award.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Won VC in First Fight".

    MS RAF (Royal Air Force) men relaxing, drinking beer in their mess which is the summer-house of a large house, Flight Lieutenant Eric James Brindley Nicolson takes a seat at the table in f.g.

    CU Nicolson Victoria Cross stating the award of the VC has caused him a lot of financial embarrassment, and that his next act is to go up north for his son's christening - nat. sound.

    CU Mrs Nicolson holding her baby, and then holding telegrams of congratulation, she says she is very proud of her husband and awaits his return home - nat. sound.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1061.29
    Media URN:
    21256
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    21/11/1940
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:15:00 / 01:35:26:00
    Canister:
    40/94

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The surname "Nicholson" in this piece is incorrect.

    The man here is Eric James Brindley Nicolson.

    Sadly he didn't survive the war, being killed in May 1945.

    Details of the actions for which he was awarded the Victoria Cross can be found here......

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Jam
    es_Brindley_Nicolson

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  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks.

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