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Landon Chronicles (1953): Kenneth on Receiving the Order of Exalted White Elephant Award (hour 79, clip 11)

 Digital Record
Identifier: LC79-11


  • Digitized: 1953


Summary Note

Kenneth had good relations with the Thai. As such, he was to be honored with the Order of Exalted White Elephant award. However, as he was not a general, he wasn't able to receive the same ranking of White Elephant as the generals in the group. As the White Elephant was the top decoration given by the Thai government to foreigners, they still wanted to honor Kenneth highly, deciding accordingly to designate him a third class White Elephant. (Length 3:50)