• Short Summary

    REMEMBRANCE
    TODAY, IN THE BRITISH MILITARY CEMETERY IN OSLO, A WREATH WAS LAID BY THREE BRITISH PARATROOPERS ON BEHALF OF THE BORDER REGIMENT ASSOCIATION TO 13 MEMBERS OF THE REGIMENT WHO DIED THERE IN MAY 1945
    THE SERVICE WAS CONDUCTED BY THE BRITISH EMBASSY CHAPLIN AND THE WREATH WAS CARRIED BY SGT O'DONOVAN WHO SERVED IN NORWAY WITH THE BORDERS.

  • Description

    1.
    Seeing from Camera, Pte Roy Dyer, Sgt O'Donovan, and Pte Jimmy Morham, coming towards the cemetery.


    2.
    Turning into cemetery.


    3.
    Walking past the 13 comrades' graves who died in Norway in 1945


    4.
    Film of Centotaph also showing Border Regiment graves


    5.
    Soldiers looking at Memorial presented by the People of Norway to British Servicemen


    6.
    Two small shots of inscriptions on Monument as in 5th above


    7.
    Three soldiers looking at monument as in 5th


    8.
    Padre and three soldiers approach centotaph.


    9.
    Shot taken of small service by Padre


    10.
    Sgt O'Donovan lays wreath


    11.
    Padre bless wreath.


    12.
    bless up of Sgt O'Donovan and Pte Dyer


    13.
    Close up of wreath


    14.
    Close up of Pte Morham




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: REMEMBRANCE
    TODAY, IN THE BRITISH MILITARY CEMETERY IN OSLO, A WREATH WAS LAID BY THREE BRITISH PARATROOPERS ON BEHALF OF THE BORDER REGIMENT ASSOCIATION TO 13 MEMBERS OF THE REGIMENT WHO DIED THERE IN MAY 1945
    THE SERVICE WAS CONDUCTED BY THE BRITISH EMBASSY CHAPLIN AND THE WREATH WAS CARRIED BY SGT O'DONOVAN WHO SERVED IN NORWAY WITH THE BORDERS.

    THIS CEREMONY WAS THE CLIMAX OF TWO WEEKS OF ADVENTURES BY THE PARATROOPERS, SGT O'DONOVAN, PTE JIMMY MORHAM AND PTE ROY DYER WHO SET OUT FROM ENGLAND WITH THE WREATH ON ADVENTURE TRAINING. BY USING INITIATIVE THEY ARRIVED IN STRAVANGAR IN A CARGO BOAT AND THEN SET OUT FOR OSLO A DISTANCE OF 417 MILES.

    BY OCCASIONAL LIFTS AND MARCHING THEY TOOK FOUR DAYS TO REACH OSLO FOOTSORE BUT IN GOOD SPIRITS.

    NOW THAT THEIR TASK IS COMPLETED THEY MUST FIND THEIR WAY HOME.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA43SW3AP7PWTQD034Z32SWR9ZS
    Media URN:
    VLVA43SW3AP7PWTQD034Z32SWR9ZS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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