• Short Summary

    War hero, Sergeant Eardley, is greeted by wife and the villagers.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "CONGLETON HAILS THE CONQUERING HERO".

    Congleton, Cheshire.

    Procession marching up crowded street headed by A.T.C. band. American troops marching through the streets. War hero, Sergeant Eardley, V.C. M.M. & Croix de Guerre is welcomed by the villagers. Crowds cheering, flags, etc. Sergeant Eardley standing in jeep, cheered, kissed by woman. Close up shot of front door - decorated with flags and King's coat of arms. Close up shot of Sergeant Eardley with wife.

    (Mute & Track Negs.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1145.02
    Media URN:
    39750
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    11/01/1945
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:55:00 / 01:03:31:00
    Canister:
    45/4

Comments (2)

  1. Unknown user says

    The man featured here is Sergeant George Eardley.

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

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Harold_Eardley

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  2. Unknown user says

    I'll have another go at making that link...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo
    rge_Harold_Eardley

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