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    Full title reads: "New York - 'Civilisation Is In Danger' - Monty."

    Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York, United States of America (USA).

    CU Field Marshal Viscount Bernard Montgomery. (1st. 7ft. for super. title). MV Monty on platform of English Speaking Union. MV CU Monty speaking. Montgomery's speech. MV "Civilisation today is in danger because of the clash between two conflicting moral codes - between Communism and Democracy.' CU 'Communism is a religion. It is anti-Christian, it is retrograde, it is immoral'. CU 'As a Christian soldier, I declare myself an enemy of Communism and all that it stands for.' MV 'Now economic weakness leads to military weakness and we soldiers know very well that in the hands of strength lie the keys of peace.' MV 'I always think the British nation saved civilisation by standing firm when all seemed lost'. MV 'The most powerful factor for the survival of Democracy is strong and sincere co-operation between the English speaking peoples of the world'. MV Monty being congratulated on platform amid applause.

    Paris, France.

    LV GV Paris. MV GV conference in progress (This is a precursor of NATO). SV GV conference in progress. Admiral Lord Bruce Fraser, Defence Minister A V Alexander visible in foreground. SV Pan Admiral Fraser leaving conference room. SV Pan Monsieur Plevin (France) leaving conference room. MV Group including W Averell Harriman (American Roving Ambassador to the European Aid Nations), Louis Johnson (US Secretary of Defence) chatting and smoking. CU General Omar Bradley chatting to a delegate. SV Plevin, Alexander and Johnson. Bradley walks into shake hands with Alexander. SV Top view Lecheres, Bradley and Fraser conferring. CU Bradley and Fraser. MV GV delegates standing around chatting.

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    British Pathé
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    01:30:44:00 / 01:33:03:00
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    Religion & Politics
    Montgomery speech POST WAR - PARANOIA Communist Spies
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