• Short Summary

    Korean War hero Private William Speakman of the Black Watch arrives home in Wiltshire wearing his Victoria Cross, which he earned for holding a hilltop position against Chinese troops and leading a series of charges while wounded

  • Description

    SLATE INFORMATION: A Hero Returns from Korea

    ENGLAND: Wiltshire:
    EXT/INT

    BANDS. Town-band of Altrincham marches thro' streets to welcome William Speakman V.C. home from Korea.. gets lost in the crowds

    CROWDS. Shots mixed crowds waving flags.. kids wave flags etc at Altrincham

    LYNEHAM..(Wiltshire) Private William Speakman awarded the V.C. arrives back from Korea,, greeted by Mayor of his home town, Altrincham.. Shots C.U. and medal ribbons

    SPEAKMAN LICPL WILLIAM. (Black Watch) (KOREA) Awarded the V.C. arrives at Lyneham Airport from Korea war. Shots C.U. and medal ribbon on chest.. greeted by Mayor of Altrincham..Sing-song at the Nuffield Centre.. Greeted at home town by town-band.. drive thro' streets. crowds etc.. shots a

    Military - Active; Personalities - Armed Forces

    Korean War, war, Victoria Cross, family reunion, servicemen
    Background: Korean War hero Private William Speakman of the Black Watch arrives home in Wiltshire wearing his Victoria Cross, which he earned for holding a hilltop position against Chinese troops and leading a series of charges while wounded

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAZHBB7SPKNLWPHS9CYWMJBD77
    Media URN:
    VLVAAZHBB7SPKNLWPHS9CYWMJBD77
    Group:
    Reuters - Gaumont British Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/02/1952
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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