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    Full title reads: "EMPIRE LEADER SAYS - WE ARE GROUPED FOR VICTORY."

    Central Hall, Westminster, London.

    General view of the interior of Central Hall, Westminster during the Empire Rally. Close up shot of Mr Robert Menzies starting to speak (natural sound). He talks about importance of reconstruction of Europe to further development of the Empire. Close up shot of people looking on. Viscount Kemsley, Lord Woolton and L. S. Amery, Secretary of State for India, listening. Close up shot of Mr Menzies still speaking. Close up shot of Viscount Kemsley and Lord Woolton listening. High angle shot of Mr Menzies turning over script. Close up shot, Mr Menzies continues to speak (natural sound). He talks about development of the Empire.

    Follows a montage sequence of library material showing the achievements of the Empire.

    Australia. Sheep grazing on field next to the river. Cowboys rounding cattle. Mountain being blasted for minerals. Long shot of train transporting the minerals.

    Africa. Group of African men smiling. Several shots of the peanut field and men checking the crop.

    Canada. Various shots of combined harvester at work on fields. Canada is becoming the world's granary - says voiceover. Several shots of the trainloads of copper and nickel unloaded. Several shots of the timber covered river.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    04/10/1948
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    46909
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1438.22
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:02:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:45:00 / 01:33:47:00
    Canister:
    48/80
    Sort Number:
    48/080
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Religion & Politics
  • Stills

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

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