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Dorchester Hotel, London, England: GV Sir Thomas Sopwith addressing the Annual Gen. Meeting of Shareholders at Dorchester Hotel. Side V Ditto. CU Sir Frank Spriggs, Man. Director of Hawker Siddeley Group. CU Sir Guy Dobson, Director of Hawker group. Side V Shareholders listening. SCU Sir Thomas Sopwith speaks:-(Nat.sd.) CU Ditto:- (Nat.sd.) Scenes dubbed over speech:- GV Pan Hawker Hunter Aircraft being manufactured. Travel V Over Manufacture of planes. GV Wing sections being made. TV Pan Ditto. TV More sections of planes being manufactured. SV Pan Sections of plane being married. SCU Sopwith speaks:-(Nat.sd.) Scenes dubbed over speech:- Air V Hawker Hunter in flight. Closer V Ditto. FV Ditto. LV Pan Hunter flying low over ground. SCU Sopwith continues:-(Nat.sd.)
SCU Sir Thomas Sopwith speaks:- "You can't turn back the clock. The hydrogen bomb and the horrors of atomic warfare are from now on an ever present menace." CU..." Only one thing is sure - if war does come it will come with supersonic speed and probably in an opening sneak attack."
Speech dubbed over scenes:- "At last the West is beginning to get the wings which it so desperately wants. There was a time not so long ago when our defences were so stripped and so meagre that we were an easy prey for any aggressor. That danger is passing. The picture is at last beginning to clear."
SCU Sopwith speaks:- "We hear much talk about push-button warfare, but that is still in the test-tube stage. For years to come there will be a dual pattern to any aggressor's movements."
Speech dubbed over scenes:- "Hence our need for the latest fighters & bombers & similarly our urgent need to press on with atomic carriers, rockets & guided missiles. If we falter in building up our nation's strength. "..If we allow our National effort to be side-tracked now we are asking for trouble."
Personalities - Aviation; Sir Thomas Octave Murdoch Sopwith (1888-1989), Cold War; Great Britain
HAWKINS, HUBBARD, & BLUE. SHELL & PATRICK DOLAN LTD VIA FILM UNIT. KAYS
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