Material related to newsreel story "Australia's Jubilee" - 51/49.
Selected originals (offcuts, selected scenes, out-takes, rushes) for story "Australia's Jubilee" - 51/49.
The Savoy Hotel, London.
LS. Prime Minister Clement Attlee speaking (natural sound): "World War One is always memorable to me, for meeting with the Australians in that heroic campaign in Gallipoli, when they first showed on a large scale their immense vigour, courage and military skill." MS. Attlee speaking: "In World War Two, we remember their doings in North Africa, their doings in the Pacific, and their doings throughout the whole the world, and we've seen them too in council. During the last eleven years out contacts with our fellow citizens in the various countries of the Commonwealth have been closer then ever before. There has been planted a tree of British liberty. Out there, there is a practical example of democracy. And we say to them at this fifty years, another fifty years will see you marching still further ahead, and in the meanwhile we know that you with us will be working to try to make a peaceful world a world of freedom and a world in which the British way of life whether in Australia or in Great Britain, will continue to be free and unhampered by any foreign tyranny." Applause.
LS. Anthony Eden speaking (natural sound): 'Australia's always understood world affairs and that's why today, Australia will be anxious to avoid anything in the nature of a riff between the British Commonwealth and the United States of America. So I observe, and you referred to it Mr Chairman, that arrangements have been made between the Australia and New Zealand and the United States for the mutual defence in the Pacific. I, being only a member of the opposition, have no inhibitions of what I'm allowed to say. I don't carry the responsibilities of Government, so I will just air this sentence about the arrangements. I would have liked and perhaps others would have liked too, that we should have been in it, Britain, and that other countries of the Empire in South East Asia would have been in it too, and I hope yet perhaps we shall be. On behalf of all my fellow guests, we thank you, for your kindness to us tonight, we look forward with confidence and the brightest hopes to the future of Australia, and realise maybe, not in my lifetime, but not so very long after that, Australia will be saying she must have the capital of the Commonwealth and Empire. I'm sure she will, Canada almost saying it now, and New Zealand won't be long after and then they'll all come along, and South Africa after tonight's results will be saying it in the morning papers. I've no doubt, but that's alright, that's as it should be, out of all that the family can work its unity and strength and perhaps last guide this troubled world to a lasting peace.' People at tables applauding.
GV. The Toastmaster rises and gives the Toast - The Toast is to the King and guests rise in response. MS. Four people at table, toasting (silent).
MS. The Savoy Hotel, pan down from top of building to main entrance. MS. Savoy sign on canopy over main entrance - pan down to guests arriving in cars. MS. Head on shot, Rolls Royce draws up, attendant opens car door. Herbert Morrison talking to a man in front of the hotel.
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