• Short Summary

    Churchill talks to allies & encourages troops - he visits France, USA, Canada, Russia, Africa.

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    Unused / unissued material - no paperwork - dates unclear or unknown.

    United States of America (USA), Canada, Soviet Union (USSR), Africa, England. Shot after Chamberlain's resignation (after 10/05/1940)

    Anthony Eden sitting at table talking to an officer. Winston Churchill seated, talking to people - looks like war cabinet meeting.

    Troopship at sea. Troops lined up at deck. C/U sign "Prince of Wales" - name of ship. British and American officers sitting at the deck. Britsh Prime Minister Winston Churchill and American President Franklin Delano Roosevelt sitting with officers. Sailors singing - it looks like a religious service. Roosevelt and Churchill seated holding Bibles, singing. Potemkin style shot of the huge guns with sailors underneath it.

    Troopship at sea. C/U of a cat. A back view of Churchill at the deck looking at sea. A boat passes and he lifts his hat in the air and waves. Ship sails away. from dais. People look on. C/U shot of Churchill speaking. Churchill standing in car driving along docks greeting troopships. Masses of sailors wave from the ships as he drives along.

    Churchill at press conference, several microphones (CBS, NBC...) in front of him. American flag behind him - unclear where this is, probably USA. He speaks (natural sound): "By the way... if my father have been American and my mother British, I might have been here on my own... British and American people will for their own safety, and for the good of all, walk together in majesty, in justice, and in peace." Applause.

    Title: " 'SOME CHICKEN SOME NECK!' - Mr Churchill in Ottawa." Churchill speak to members of Canadian parliament. Churchill speaks (natural sound): "...I warned them that Britain would fight alone, whatever they did. Their generals told their Prime Minister and his divided Cabinet, in three weeks England will have our neck run like a chicken... some chicken" - laughter and applause - "some neck."

    Title reads "ANGLO-RUSSIAN TREATY". Plane in the sky. Cut to a guard in front of 10 Downing Street. Cut to Churchill, Viacheslav Molotov and Nikolai Bulganin, followed by Anthony Eden, Clement Attlee and other people walking down stairs. They pose to have a chat then start walking again. Cut to two delegations seated at table. C/U Anthony Eden signing treaty. C/U Mihail Bulganin signing treaty. C/U Churchill looking on. C/U Treaty with a hand turning pages. Molotov delivering a speech. Churchill shakes hands with Molotov. Eden shakes hands with Molotov.

    Title reads "PREMIER BACK FROM U.S.A." Train arriving at the station, people gathered on platform. Churchill getting off the train. He shakes hands with dignitaries. Mrs Churchill behind him. Clement Attlee seen among the people. Churchill, Mrs Churchill and their daughter Mary posing to photographers. Churchill walks towards car.

    Churchill getting off the plane on his arrival to Soviet Union - his first visit. He shakes hands with Mr Molotov. National anthem "God Save the King' is played, Churchill and Molotov standing. International being played, Churchill and Molotov standing, Gregori Zhukov standing behind Molotov. C/U Churchill. Churchill watching Soviet troops marching past. Photographer getting ready for the press conference.

    Churchill speaking (natural sound). He talks about the fight until final destruction of the Nazi regime. There is a bonus - Russian subtitles. Another member of the British delegation starts speaking - abrupt cut to Churchill and Molotov walking towards car. Churchill turns and gives V sign to the cameras.

    Churchill, Joseph Visarionovich Stalin, Molotov and other man (probably British delegate) seated in Kremlin. A man serves drinks. Pan, four delegates talking. Stalin and Churchill chatting with big smiles on their faces. Voiceover claims "working in close and friendly collaboration".

    Churchill and Roosevelt seated in the garden talking to the press. Several shots of the two with various delegates and military men posing to photographers. Churchill talking at the press conference in the USA about the two countries fighting together against common enemy - natural sound.

    Title "CHURCHILL IN AFRICA". Pan, masses of soldiers applauding. Cut to Churchill standing, delivering a speech. Churchill speaking from the improvised stand at the back of a lorry. Eden standing next to him. Masses of troops listening. C/U Eden speaking with a grim on his face, Churchill standing next to him. Pan, masses of soldiers listening. Churchill and Eden seated at the table talking to army personnel.

    Title "CHURCHILL A FREEMAN". Churchill rides in an open carriage with his wife and the two daughters (wearing uniform) to the Guildhall to receive Freedom of the City of London. Masses of people cheer. Ceremony in the Guildhall. Churchill speaks about the nation being united in the fight for freedom... - natural sound.

    Title "THE QUEBEC CONFERENCE". Churchill and Roosevelt surrounded by men pose to photographers. Pan, Churchill, Mrs Churchill, Roosevelt, Eden and other delegates. C/U, pan, Churchill and Roosevelt chatting.

    Note: More footage of Churchill's and Roosevelt's Atlantic meeting can be found in UN 212 on tape PM618 (618.07) & UN 199 A on this tape (610.08).

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:02:00 / 01:21:03:00
    UN 198 A

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