Macmillan's Speech From 10 Downing Street 1957

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    MACMILLAN'S SPEECH FROM 10 DOWNING STREET

    SV. No. 10. Downing Street. SV. SV. The new Prime Minister Mr. Macmillan speaking. "Every now and again since the war I've heard people say 'Isn't Britain only a second or third class power now? Isn't she on the way out?' What nonsense. This is a great country so don't let us be ashamed to say so. It has a superb record of achievement of every kind. We've been in the lead of industrial and scientific progress at least since James Watt invented the steam engine and we are still in the lead in these days of atoms and aeroplanes, so we have no reason to be frightened of temporary difficulties. After all, this year that's just passed, we have had all time record exports and the best savings for years. Anyway, twice in my lifetime I've heard the same old tale about Britain being a second rate power, and I've lived to see the answer." CU. Macmillan speaking. "Britain has been great, is great and will stay great provided we close our ranks and get on with the job."

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    21/01/1957
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    32508
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    627.40
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    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:20:00 / 01:52:35:00
    Canister:
    57/7
    Sort Number:
    57/007
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