British soldiers commemorate first anniversary of D-day - Eisenhower speaking in London.
Full title reads: "D-DAY BEACHES ONE YEAR AFTER".
Normandy, France & London.
Various shots of the British soldiers commemorating the first anniversary of the D-day landings on the beaches at Normandy. Lines of soldiers praying. Soldiers' graves on the beaches of Normandy.
As the images change, a voice of General Eisenhower is heard - he is continuing his speech from the previous item A LONDONER NOW - Film ID 1157.08.
General Eisenhower in Guildhall speaking after receiving Freedom of the City. He finishes the speech and American anthem is played.
Pan of the landau arriving at the Mansion House, huge crowds cheering. Several shots of the American General Dwight Eisenhower speaking on the balcony of Mansion House. Panning shot of the huge crowds listening to Eisenhower. Winston Churchill standing behind Eisenhower. Pan of huge crowd cheering. Eisenhower speaking (natural sound): "Whether you know it or not I am now a Londoner myself. I have just as much right to be down in that crowd, yelling, as you have... You do not have to listen for a motor in the sky and wonder whether there is a pilot in the blankety blank thing or not. We do not have to wait listening with fear for the first wailing notes of the siren. The job that has been done, you people have done it - you and others like you in all the United Nations ...a word of thanks for your hospitality to my soldiers, who came into your country in great numbers. Often to your great inconvenience, if not irritation. Every Londoner who has taken one of my soldiers into his home will always have my profound gratitude... You have done something in cementing the bonds that must always remain between your country and mine, and into which scope must be brought Russia, France and China, and all the other great countries that have helped to whip the Nazis, and we hope will quickly whip Japan. Probably I may never see many of you again. Therefore I say a word of goodbye and good luck". Crowds cheering.
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