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  • Short Summary

    Corporal Hutt VC with dignitaries and officials at fund-raising event.

  • Description

    Cpl Hutt - Coventry's VC.

    Location of events unknown - probably Coventry, West Midlands.

    Pan across a group of officials and dignitaries at a fund-raising event (? war bond drive?). Corporal Hutt is among them - he hands a piece of paper to a man in a powdered wig.

    Military band and civilians wearing rosettes in procession, walking along street while people watch. Mayor is among them. M/S of the Mayor writing something on a piece of paper for an old man with a moustache.

    Note: seems to relate to 'Coventry Tank Week' - see ON 081 A.

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    Film ID:
    1882.32
    Media URN:
    72327
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:47:00 / 01:37:27:00
    Canister:
    ON 081 J

Comments (2)

  1. Unknown user says

    The man seen here is Corporal Arthur Hutt.

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

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wi
    ki/Arthur_Hutt

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  2. Unknown user says

    "dignitaries at a fund-raising event (? war bond drive?" - yes, War Bonds are being sold from the tank, a frequent occurrence during WWI.

    Given that the battle in which Hutt won his Victoria Cross took place in 1917, the clip's date range can safely be reduced to 1917-18.

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