• Short Summary

    Various shots of Mr Winston Churchill with his wife arriving at the Oslo City Hall and his speech to the assembled crowd outside

  • Description

    Oslo, Norway

    MS Winston Churchill, Mrs Churchill and party proceeding to balcony of Oslo City Hall panning down to cheering crowd (possibly Churchill is to be made an Honorary Doctor of the University of Oslo). LS Churchill on balcony. LS Front view ditto. LS Cheering crowds. LS Another crowd scene. MS Personalities leaving a building. LS High shot, pan across massive crowds listening to Churchill's speech (only a few fragments of speech are audible, because of the cuts). (Nat. sound). MS Churchill speaking "I am proud to be invited to come here and to address this immense audience, thousands and thousands of human beings. I can assure you that the kindness with which you treat me does not make me vain or conceited because I know that it is not because of my personality, such as it may be, (laughter from crowd), it is because I have become associated, by the Grace of God, with some of the causes which are most precious to mankind, and which will ever find their faithful servants and champions in the people of Norway." Crowd applause. (Nat. sound). LS Elevated shot of cheering crowd. MS Churchill leaving balcony. MS Churchill arriving by car at the university of Oslo. Mrs Churchill also there. LS Cheering crowd. CU. Half length Churchill smiling to crowd from steps and giving "V" sign. (Poor quality). LS High shots, crowd seen through pillars, Churchill and wife in foreground meeting officials. MS High shot, Churchill speaking to University officials. LS High shot, Churchill and wife walking into building. LS Exterior of watching crowds. CU. Police holding back cheering mob. MS Churchill stepping into car on leaving University. CU. Cheerful Churchill standing in car acknowledging cheers. He wears student's cap. MS Back angle Churchill stepping into car. CU. An old Norwegian in the crowd raises his hat. MS Churchill, wife and King Haakon of Norway driving away, Churchill stands in car to acknowledge cheers. (Poor quality). LS Over the heads of cheering crowds, Churchill stands in the car as it moves along in background (Poor quality). LS Crowds moving towards Churchill's procession route from the University. (Poor quality).

    Note: Date of ceremony was 12/5/1948. All above shots are mute unless otherwise stated.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:55:00 / 01:53:19:00
    UN 1935 B

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