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    Canadian premier William Lyon Mackenzie King delivers inspiring address to members of both Houses of Parliament.

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    ENGLAND: London: Houses of Parliament:
    GV int. Houses of Parliament and Prime Minister Winston Churchill speaking (Nat.sd.)
    SV Mr. Churchill speaking. (Nat.sd.)
    LV Mr. Churchill and Mr. Mackenzie King shaking hands.
    LV Mr. Churchill speaking (Nat.sd.)
    LV applauding Mackenzie King.
    SV Mackenzie King at mike (applause).
    LV applauding Mackenzie King - crowd sits.
    SCU Mackenzie King speaking (Nat.sd.)
    SV Mackenzie King speaking (Nat.sd.)
    SV side people applauding.
    CU Mackenzie King speaking (Nat.sd.)
    LBV people applauding and rising from seats.

    SOUND EFFECTS. GV. Prime Minister Winston Churchill speaking. When crisis comes to the world .. will never fail in its duty. I call upon Mr. Mackenzie King. We are met here today to give a hearty welcome to Mr. Mackenzie King (applause) Prime Minister of the Dominion of Canada. We have known him a long time.

    SV Mr. Churchill speaking. Like most of us here he is a party politician (laughter). Well, there is nothing to be ashamed of in that (cheers and applause).
    LV Mr. Churchill speaking. Then there is the link which joins together the old world and the new which links the vast American people with whom I trust we shall ourselves develop a fraternal association (applause) which joins them by another link to Canada bound by the sacred ties to the Mother country and also by terms of the deepest intimacy and friendship to the United States clamps the whole structure of this benignant, glorious British Empire into one homogeneous mass which when crisis comes...

    SCU William Lyon Mackenzie King (Canadian Prime Minister) speaking. The free nations of the world can never forget that it was the indomitable resistance of the people of Britain that bought the precious time for the mobilization of the forces of freedom around the globe.

    SV Mackenzie King speaking. It is however not of Britain but of Canada that I am expected to speak on this occasion. I place first the aspect I regard as most significant. Canada's war effort is a voluntary effort. It is the free expression of a free people (applause)

    CU Mackenzie King speaking. Our first duty is to win the war. But to win the war we must keep the vision of a better future. We must never cease to strive for its fulfilment. No lesser vision will suffice to give the victory over those who seek world domination and human enslavement. No lesser vision will enable us fittingly to honour the memory of the men and women who are giving their all for freedom and justice. In the realization of this vision, the Governments and people who owe a common allegiance to the Crown may well find the new meaning and significance of the British Commonwealth and Empire. It is for us to make of our association of free British nations "a model of what we hope the whole world will some day become" (applause)

    British Empire; Personalities - Politicians; William Lyon Mackenzie King (1874-1950), Winston Churchill; Speech; Ceremonies - Political; Great Britain
    Background: Canadian premier William Lyon Mackenzie King delivers inspiring address to members of both Houses of Parliament.

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