• Short Summary

    Guest speakers pay tribute to the Red Army at a meeting to celebrate its 24th anniversary.

  • Description

    Titles read: "RED ARMY ANNIVERSARY".


    At a large meeting to celebrate the 24th anniversary of the Red Army. Pan across the stage where several speakers are standing. Commentator says "Tributes to the splendid achievements of the Soviet Forces are made as Premier Stalin in Moscow launches the great Soviet birthday attack on the Nazis".

    Chairman of the London gathering, Mr Frank Owen, is the first speaker; he recalls the history of the Red Army. Mr John Dugdale, Labour MP for West Bromwich, pays tribute to those who have died and those who have yet to die, that England and Russia may live. General Sir Hubert Gough, Commander of the Fifth Army in the First World War, talks of the comrades he fought with. Finally, Mr Eric Baume, the London representative of an Australian newspaper, talks of how Australians love every inch of the British Commonwealth and talks of it being "our unity, just as the Red Army is a symbol of the unity of Soviet Russia".

    Note: old database record mentions Lord Gort as being at this meeting but he is not recognised by this cataloguer.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:30:00 / 01:44:33:00

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