• Short Summary

    Winston Churchill speaks in advance of the 1950 General Election.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "The Newsreel Association having offered equal facilities to the three principal Political Parties present in this issue of Pathe News an interview with the Rt. Hon. Winston Churchill, OM CH MP".

    Pathe studios, Wardour St, London.

    Winston Churchill, leader of the Conservative Party speaks in advance of the 1950 General Election: "Permit me, ladies and gentlemen, to claim your attention for a moment. It can only be a moment, for as you know we are all on the ration. The vote that you will give on February 23rd is of profound importance to your future, your homes and families and to our country. The choice is plain, are we now to take another plunge into Socialist regimentation or shall we return to the highroad of freedom of enterprise and with proper safeguards opportunity for all? Under the Socialist system where everything is controlled, by an all-powerful state, we cannot hope to uphold our standard of life and and secure employment for the 50 millions crowded onto our small island. If we are to be independent in foreign aid ...

    He talks about people rising by their own exertions. He calls for people to reject the narrow cramping doctrines of Socialism. He talks about reaching broad uplands where plenty, peace and justice reign."

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:10:00 / 01:23:17:00

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