• Short Summary

    A documentary about Winston Churchill as a painter.

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    Documentary based on Winston Churchill's book "Painting as a Pastime."

    Reel 4 - Shots of Churchill's home - Chartwell. Churchill painted "furiously" in the period just before the second World War Lady Burley tells how Churchill once told her that paintings should be thought out, like a strategy of war and of peace.

    Various shots of the gardens of Chartwell. Churchill built many of the garden walls himself.

    Library footage of Nazi party activity. Artist and Churchill's mentor, Paul Maze, talks of painting in France with Churchill in 1939 when Churchill received a telegram asking him to return to Britain as the situation was getting worse.

    Field Marshal Montgomery talks of the first time he met Churchill and recounts a funny conversation he had with the great man.

    Library footage of World War Two combat. Churchill and Roosevelt are seen talking together. Shot of the only painting Churchill did during the war years. Field Marshal Montgomery speaks of his own hobby - photography. He shows the camera his honorary press photographer certificate, his camera and some photographs he has taken. He shows a photograph he took the previous week of Churchill. We then see a portrait of Montgomery painted by President Eisenhower. He turns the painting around to show the inscription: "Field Marshal Monty by his friend Ike - 1952."

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:55:00 / 01:58:32:00

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