• Short Summary

    The Prime Minister, Winston Churchill attends the New Lord Mayor's banquet.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Mr Churchill At City Banquet".

    Guildhall, London. The Prime Minister, Winston Churchill attends the New Lord Mayor's banquet.

    GV Interior Assembled personalities in Guildhall. SV New Lord Mayor Sir Leslie Boyce drinks from loving cup and hands it to Churchill. SV Old Lord and Lady Mayoress Sir and Lady Denys Lowson. SV Trumpeters sounding fanfare. CU Churchill rising to speak amid cheers. SV Guests applauding. CU Churchill speaking "Vast masses of warm-hearted human beings wanting to do their best for their country and their neighbours and longing to build their homes and bring up their children in peace, freedom and the hope of better times for the young when they grow up. But then there came along all these tribes of nationalists, ideologues, revolutionaries, class warfare experts, and imperialists, with their nasty regimentation of academic doctrinaires, striving night and day to work them all up against one another so that the homes, instead of being built, are bombed and the breadwinner, is killed, and the broken housewife, left to pick the surviving children, maimed and scorched, out of the ashes. On the one side stand all the armies and air forces of Soviet Russia and all their Communist satellites, agents and devoted in so many countries. On the other are what are called the western democracies, with their far superior resources at present only partly organised, gathering themselves, together around the United States with is possession of the mastery of the atomic bomb. a tithe of the efforts now being made by America would have prevented the second World War and would have probably led to the downfall of Hitler, with scarcely any blood being shed except his own". SV Guests applauding CU Churchill lighting cigar.

    (orig.Rota Lav.) (Orig.E.) Selected Originals exist for this item - see other records.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:28:00 / 01:43:38:00

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