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    Titles read: "ALLIED GREETINGS TO RUSSIA".

    Westminster, London.

    Military band on stage of Central Hall play a fanfare'; camera tilts up to show a banner reading 'Unity For Victory'. Ivan Maisky, Soviet ambassador, / Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs walks onto the stage at this 'Greetings To The Soviet' gathering; he is surrounded by other officials. Detachments of the Allied Forces come up to the stage to present their national emblems (flags). They are all accompanied by their national anthems: Great Britain, Indian Empire, United States of America, Republic of China, Czechoslovakia, Free France, Holland / Netherlands.

    Cut to footage of Sir Stafford Cripps, ex-ambassador to Moscow, making a speech to camera outside a house. He talks of appreciating that some people in Britain are still afraid of the spread of Russian ideology, but says that if we are friendly with Russia and have an arrangement of co-operation with them any dangers they fear would be much less. He goes on to reassure us that the Soviet Union have no idea or wish to interfere with the internal affairs of any other country - he knows that from the lips of Stalin himself. He talks of tuning ourselves up to the intensity of the Russian war effort, and trying to help the Russians in every way we can to make ready to meet the spring offensive of Hitler.

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    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    16/02/1942
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    43638
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1318.06
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:03:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:25:00 / 01:14:28:00
    Canister:
    42/14
    Sort Number:
    42/014
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    Categories
    Religion & Politics
    WorkSpaces
    Uncle Joe (Stalin) Russia, Britain and the Nazis
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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