Ambassador of the Soviet Union Ivan Maisky decorates twelve seamen in London for gallantry on Northern convoys.
SLATE INFORMATION: 'Maisky honours convoy heroes'
ENGLAND: London: Soviet Embassy:
Embassy garden, Ivan Maisky (Soviet diplomat) with recipients on balcony, cameraman in foreground / Maisky and party on balcony
Ivan Maisky (Soviet diplomat) speech on balcony SOT
- Today, I have the great pleasure to bestow, on behalf of my Government, the Soviet decorations on a number of officers and men of your Royal Navy and your Merchant Navy
Maisky with Captain Maxwell Richmond (Royal Navy) and and Captain Richard Onslow (Royal Navy) (recipients of the Order of the Red Banner) / Maisky with Naval men / Maisky holding medal (Order of the Patriotic War) with Mrs. Collins and her two daughters / Maisky with Mrs. Woodward who received Order of the Patriotic War / Mrs. Woodward holding her baby and medal
Maisky speech on balcony SOT
- Armies, Navies and Air Forces of the Allied nations are feverishly preparing for the coming events. Red Armies and the whole Soviet people expect that this year the Western allies will pull their full weight in the Military campaign; in the great struggle against our common enemy
Personalities - Politicians; Soviet Union; Ceremonies - Decorations; Ivan Mikhailovich Maisky (1884-1975)
Background: Ambassador of the Soviet Union Ivan Maisky decorates twelve seamen in London for gallantry on Northern convoys.