• Short Summary

    Russian Foreign Minister Molotov makes a secret visit to Britain to sign Treaty of Alliance.

  • Description

    Titles read: "ANGLO-RUSSIAN TREATY".

    Various locations of events.

    At a Northern aerodrome early in May a Russian bomber arrives and out steps Mr Vyacheslav Molotov, Russian Foreign Minister, dressed in flying suit. He is greeted by a Guard of Honour. The Russian crew of the bomber get together with their British counterpart. Molotov takes his seat on special train and makes his journey towards London with other officials.

    Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden greets Mr Molotov and Ivan Maisky, Russian Ambassador, at a railway station outside London. They start to walk down the platform. In the garden of No. 10 Downing Street, the group pose for the cameras. Prime Minister Winston Churchill, Mr Molotov, Mr Maisky, Mr Eden, Clement Attlee. Churchill makes a comment about the two countries working together.

    In the Foreign Office shots of both sides signing the Anglo-Soviet Treaty of Alliance. Anthony Eden makes a short speech about the common enemy being defeated and pledging to work together. Mr Molotov makes a speech in Russian about his country's determination to rid Europe of the Nazi tyranny and the strength of united countries. They all shake hands.

    Molotov boards plane for the United States of America at an airport; it starts to taxi out and takes off.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:47:00 / 01:40:30:00

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