• Short Summary

    Churchill gives honorary degrees to Menzies & Winant + with crowds in Bristol and Swansea.

  • Description

    Title reads: "The Man of the Moment".

    Bristol, Avon and Swansea, Wales.

    Various shots of Winston Churchill inspecting bomb damage at Bristol and acknowledging the cheers of the crowds, some women in crowd are holding a large Union Jack flag. He is in civilian dress and carries a gas mask. We see him patting a dog.

    C/U of President Franklin D Roosevelt speaking: "In this historic crisis Britain is blessed with a brave and great leader in Winston Churchill".

    Good view exterior of Bristol University. C/U of Churchill, wearing the robes of Chancellor of Bristol University, conferring a law degree on the U.S. Ambassador Mr. Winant (natural sound). C/U of Churchill. C/U of Churchill conferring a law degree on the Australian Prime Minister Mr. Robert Menzies (natural sound). Good shot of the audience in the University Hall, pan to Churchill speaking from the rostrum: ".... whose spirit, bred in freedom, nursed in tradition, which has come down to us through the centuries and which will enable us most surely at this moment, this turning point in the history of the world, to bear our part in such a way that none of our race who come after us will have any reason to cast reproach upon their sires".

    More shots of Churchill walking through crowds at Bristol, he is holding his hat up on the end of his stick. There is an atmosphere of great excitement amongst the crowd. M/S of Churchill driving through Swansea in an open car. C/U of Churchill standing, with his hat in his hand and smoking a cigar, amidst a dense crowd of people.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:34:00 / 01:08:09:00

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