Biopic tracing the life of Prime Minister Winston Churchill.
01:50:26 C/U of Winston Churchill making a speech into radio microphone. He announces when hostilities will end. Pan of huge crowd of people gathered (in Trafalgar Square?) Crowd cheer and wave. (Possibly chanting - "We want Winnie...") Churchill on Buckingham Palace balcony with the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (later Queen Mother) and Princesses Margaret and Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II).
01:51:20 Far East - troops in Burma. Troops march with carts of supplies drawn by water buffalo. British Servicemen - young soldier by a washing line is given a letter. Shirt less soldiers vote in a makeshift voting booth. Polling Station. Soldiers and civilians enter polling booths. A policeman places ballot box on the table. Crowds outside at night as the results come in. Churchill leaves 10 Downing St.
01:52:08 L/S of Winston Churchill painting a landscape under a parasol. Churchill at London Zoo holding out a piece of meat on a stick for his own lion who grabs it through the bars and walks away with it. Churchill at the races - C/U of him wearing top hat and of his racehorse. M/S of Churchill making a speech at Fulton, Missouri in America about peace and international co-operation. L/S and C/U of Churchill speaking at the Council of Europe on the same theme. C/U of newspaper headlines about election results. Churchill and Clementine walk up some steps - going to the poll at Woodford. They stand in front of barrage of microphones. Prime Minister once more, he waits for the arrival of Queen Elizabeth II as she returns from Kenya after the tragic death of her father. Plane arrives, Queen Elizabeth II disembarks. She shakes hands with Churchill and other dignitaries. Churchill poses while a young boy takes his photograph.
01:54:57 Westminster Abbey - coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Winston Churchill wears the robes of a Knight of the Garter. Country house in Kent - christening of one of Churchill's grandchildren. Churchill pets the baby. C/U of the child. At No. 10 Downing Street celebrating his 80th birthday. Churchill and his wife look through their telegrams. Retirement in Westminster Hall. Churchill makes a speech. "..I am now nearing the end of my journey..." Queen Elizabeth II visits Churchill for dinner. He bows and shakes her hand and that of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh as they leave 10 Downing Street. The Churchill's go back inside. L/S of Chartwell. Churchill closes some windows and gives the V for Victory sign as he does so.
Note: See documentation file for shot lists, commentaries etc. See record "Churchill the Man - Commonwealth Version - record i" for credits.
Retrospective film tracing the life and achievements of Sir Winston Churchill. Images are the same as non-commonwealth version but commentary differs slightly with mentions of commonwealth military forces. Reel 1. May be slight different in soundtrack over section at Cranwell where narrator mentions commonwealth recruits to the services. Reel 2. "Britain, with the help of her friends overseas..." Reel 3. "the enemy had been swept our of Africa with the help of Australian, New Zealand, South African and Indian forces." Reel 4. Fighting in Far East - nationalities of commonwealth troops are recounted.