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Title:CEREMONY OF THE PRESENTATION OF THE GEORGE CROSS TO MALTA [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 193/23
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Rehearsed and actual ceremony of the presentation of the George Cross by Lord Gort at a parade in the presence of local and military VIPs in Palace Square.
Description: The Guard of Honour presents arms. Lord Gort presents the box containing the George Cross and the letter from the King to the Chief Justice. The party on the dais includes His Grace the Archbishop of Malta, HH the Lieutenant Governor, the Vice Admiral Malta, the GOC, the AOC, His Lordship the Bishop of Gozo and His Lordship the Bishop of Tralles in Asia. The Chief Justice gives a speech, the crowd applauds. The crowd in Kingsway after the ceremony. The crowd swarms around the George Cross and the RMA (Royal Malta Artillery) band. Various shots of the George Cross and crowds. St John's Cathedral.