• Short Summary

    Unique historic event brought to screen. Prime Minister's eloquence rouses Congress to wild enthusiasm.

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    "I am so glad to be able to place before you, members of the Senate and of the House of representatives, at this moment when you are entering the war, the proof that with proper weapons and proper organization we are able to beat the life out of the savage Nazi. (Cheers.) What Hitlerism is suffering in Libya is only a sample and foretaste of what we have to give him and his accomplices wherever this war should lead us in every quarter of the globe. (Applause)

    "There are good tidings also from blue water. The lifeline of supplies which joins our two nations across the ocean, without which all would fall, that lifeline is flowing steadily and freely in spite of all that the enemy can do.

    "It is a fact that the British Empire, which many thought 18 months ago was broken and ruined, is now incomparably stronger and is growing stronger with every month. (CHEERS.) "...united as never before, has drawn the sword for freedom and cast away the scabbard. (Loud Cheers.)

    "All these tremendous facts have led the subjugated peoples of Europe to lift up their heads again in hope. They have put aside for ever the shameful temptation of resigning themselves to the conqueror's will. Hope has returned to the hearts of scores of millions of men and women, and with that hope there burns the flame of anger against the brutal, corrupt invader, and still more fiercely burns the fire of hatred and contempt for the filthy quislings whom he has suborned. (Applause.)

    "In a dozen famous ancient States now prostrate under the Nazi yoke masses of people of all classes and creeds await the hour of liberation, when they, too, will once again be able to play their part and strike their blows like men. That hour will strike, and its solemn peal will proclaim that night is past and that the dawn has come.
    Background: Unique historic event brought to screen. Prime Minister's eloquence rouses Congress to wild enthusiasm.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4U7LGB4I8MVPZPCRRE5Z7WAGO
    Media URN:
    VLVA4U7LGB4I8MVPZPCRRE5Z7WAGO
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/01/1942
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A
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    USA / DEFENCE: World War II: Winston Churchill speech to US Senate USA / DEFENCE: World War II: Winston Churchill speech to US Senate USA / DEFENCE: World War II: Winston Churchill speech to US Senate USA / DEFENCE: World War II: Winston Churchill speech to US Senate

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