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51398: Plumer Decorating Women of FANY and VAD

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General Sir Herbert Plumer, commanding Second Army, presents medals for bravery to FANY and VAD officers at Blendecques, Western Front, 3 July 1917. The ceremony takes place in a field, with men of Plumer's staff watching as he pins medals for bravery onto women officers of the Queen Alexandra's First Aid Nursing Yeomanry and the Voluntary Aid Detachment, each in turn. One of the girls, and one of the staff officers, start giggling as the ceremony progresses. A final posed line of the FANY and VAD officers with their medals.

History

Identifier

5743.mp4 | IWMFILM260-low.mp4

Subject

Casualties of War | Commemoration | Group | Medical | Western Front | Women

Creator

Ministry of Information

Date

3rd July 1917

Date Created

03/07/1917

Spatial

Blendecques, France

Source

DVD copy of original film

Medium

DVD copy of original film

Type

Footage

Contributor

Alisa Miller

Rights

The Imperial War Museum

Collection ID

IWM 260

Repository Name

Imperial War Museum Film and Video Archive

Repository Address

Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, London, SE1 6HZ, UK

Publisher

The First World War Poetry Digital Archive

Producer

Topical Film Company