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The Story of a Great Day: 3rd June 1944

As the world changes, Harry and Eithne celebrate their wedding at Knighton in Leicester.

Home movie 1944 15 mins Silent

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Three days before D-Day, Harry and Eithne tie the knot at St. John the Baptist Church at Knighton; the event being captured by Louis Browning who features in his Home Guard uniform. After a reception at the local squash club, the happy couple set off on a secret honeymoon. Not for long though, as the camera soon finds them at the Randolph Hotel in Oxford. We then see Eithne sightseeing with only glimpses of uniformed men a reminder of the momentous events taking place in Europe.