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    Clement Attlee addresses the Labour Party Conference in Scarborough.

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    Full title reads: "Labour Plans The Campaign".

    Scarborough, Yorkshire. Clement Attlee addresses the Labour Party Conference.

    GV Scarborough (first 7ft for super title) SV Crowds outside Grand Hotel. SV Back view, delegates walking through doorway of Grand Hotel. SV Pan, delegates chatting outside. SV Pan, Sir Arthur Deakin arriving. CU Aneurin 'Nye' Bevan looking pensive. SV Bevan with rebels, including Ian Mikado SV Labour Party Secretary Morgan Phillips, followed by Clement Attlee and Hugh Dalton arriving. MV Top view, delegates seated on platform. CU Chairman, Miss Alice Bacon. SV Mrs Attlee. SV Mr Attlee gets up to speak, Herbert Morrison is next to him. SV Audience. SV Attlee speaking. "The crucial question of this election, on which every elector must make up his or her mind, is this, what kind of Society you want. We want a Society of free men and women, free from poverty, free from fear, able to develop to a full the faculties in co-operation with the fellows. Everyone, giving and having the opportunity to give service to the community, everyone regarding his own private income in the light of the interest of others, in the light of the interest of the community. A society bound together by rights, their obligations rights bringing obligations, obligations fulfilled bringing rights, a Society free from gross inequalities and yet not regimented, not uniformed. Let's go forward in the spirit of William Blake "I will not cease from mental strife, nor shall the sword sleep in my hand, Till we have built Jerusalem, in England's green and pleasant land." (Applause) Speech is intercut with shots of delegates listening.

    (Orig.Lav.'H') (Title scene 'E')

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
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    01:10:55:00 / 01:13:33:00

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  1. Unknown user says

    The conference seen here was held from 1-3 October 1951.

    "Ian Mikado" in text and tags should read Ian Mikardo.

    Further footage of the event can be seen in clip 1477.16.

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