• Short Summary

    A report on the latest in the German - Czechoslovakian crisis.

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    Item title reads - THE CRISIS - LATEST.

    M/S of Sudeten German refugees crossing the border of Czechoslovakia into Germany, they do fascist salute as they pass the camera. Various shots of men women and children passing over a bridge. M/S of others crossing by boat. Various shots of the refugees being handed food. M/S as the men march along after being mobilised into the Sudeten Freicorps. Various shots as the men take their rifles. M/S of the men back in Sudeten territory ready to attack Czech guards, M/S's of them in the hills, one fires his rifle.
    M/S as French reservists enter a building to enlist. M/S as they approach the train station and wait on the platform. C/U of one soldier kissing his girlfriend, C/U of another woman looking despondent. M/S of the men on the train looking out of the window. C/U of sign 'Downing Street', M/S of the door of Number 10 closing. Interior shot of Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain sat behind a desk. He makes a speech over which we see newspaper stand reading 'Keep calm - and dig'. Various shots of men digging trenches, people watch as crane scoops earth out. People gather at a gas mask fitting centre. C/U of baby. We see a young boy being fitted with a gas mask as Chamberlain asks for volunteers for air raid precautions, fire brigade and territorial army. M/S of young men in a line, one salutes. Various shots of barrage balloons being inflated and flying. Chamberlain says we can't involve the whole British Empire in a war because of Czechoslovakia. L/S aerial shots of German troops marching through Nazi Germany with swastikas flying everywhere. Various shots of people gathering to join British territorial army at emergency centres. M/S of Chamberlain again.
    L/S's of British naval ships sailing after being mobilised. C/U profile of American President Franklin D. Roosevelt talking, narrator says he has sent an appeal warning Adolf Hitler war would mean destruction of worlds' civilisation. M/S of Chamberlain emerging from Downing Street, he takes his hat off and smiles. Various shots as he makes his way to the Houses of Parliament. M/S of the car carrying Queen Mary, Prince George, Duke of Kent and Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent. C/U's of Benito Mussolini, Mr Daladier of France, and Chamberlain whom Hitler has invited to a meeting in Munich.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    hd format:
    2K at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:32:00 / 01:12:57:00

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  1. Unknown user says

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