• Short Summary

    Winston Churchill makes a speech to the men and women of the civil defence units. London.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Big civil defence parade.

    Hyde Park, London.

    British Prime Minister Winston Churchill reviews men of the Civil Defence. C/U of Churchill speaking: "I see before me an array of men and women who have just come out of one long, hard battle and may at any moment enter upon another. We shall be ready, we shall be more ready than we have ever been before. Whether the enemy comes here again, here or not will not alter our course of action. We are now bombing him at a heavier rate, in discharge of tons of bombs than he has in any monthly period bombed us. But this is only the beginning, we shall continue this process and upon a growing scale month after month until at last we have beaten down this horrible tyranny which reared itself against our life and against the honour of every free people in the world".

    Various shots of the parade which includes men and women from all branches of Civil Defence. M/S of the parade past Churchill, it takes place beside the Serpentine in Hyde Park. Various shots of firemen directing their hoses over the Serpentine during the display.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:51:00 / 01:19:10:00

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