'British Schindler' honoured for saving children from Nazis

Sir Nicholas Winton received the Order Of The White Lion from the Czech government. Credit: EVN

A Briton who saved hundreds of children from the Nazis has been honoured by the Czech Republic's government.

Sir Nicholas Winton, who has been dubbed the "British Schindler" for his actions, received the Order Of The White Lion, the country's highest honour.

ITV News' Tim Ewart reports on the moving ceremony in Prague:

The 105-year-old rescued 669 children, mainly from Jewish families, after organising eight trains from Prague to London in 1939. He also helped to find foster families for the children when they arrived in England.

After being presented with the honour by Czech Republic president Milos Zeman, Sir Nicholas said: "I thank the British people for making room for them, to accept them, and of course the enormous help given by so many of the Czechs."