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    England, Various.

    Mrs Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of the American President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, visits various places in England - she concentrates on visiting women working for war effort.

    The opening part of this story is copy of Pathe Gazettes issue 42/88 story "Mrs Roosevelt sees for Herself" - Pathe Master Tape *PM1342* - Film ID 1342.08. The item shows Mrs Roosevelt visiting women of Ferry Command and the ATS - have a look at relevant record.
    Mrs Roosevelt in Coventry. Various shots of Mrs Roosevelt with several town dignitaries, and surrounded by crowds, visiting Coventry Cathedral. Several shots of ruins of the Cathedral.
    Various shots of Mrs Roosevelt at a jumble sale in Kent village. Mrs Roosevelt, surrounded by large crowd, talking to people - bundle of clothes on a counter in front of her. She is presented with a piglet.
    Several shots of Mrs Roosevelt and her son Eliot (in uniform) during her visit to American base in England - sound stops here and the rest of the item is mute.

    Several shots of Mrs Roosevelt surrounded by dignitaries in front of a building waving to crowd. Navy men holding captured German flag are seen standing close to her.
    Mrs Roosevelt talks to American Military Police men.
    Several shots of the rubble at bomb site, Mrs Roosevelt talks to people.
    Various shots of the AFS women fire fighting and first aid exercise with Mrs Roosevelt watching.
    Women give out food to people. She talks to the women on the street - large crowd.
    Various shots of Mrs Roosevelt visiting women factory workers. The girl wave as she leaves.
    Various shots of Mrs Roosevelt visiting land girls. They wave as she leaves.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:20:00 / 01:34:59:00
    UN 729 F
    Sort Number:
    UN 0729 F
  • Appears in...

    Historical Figures & Celebrities War & Revolution Religion & Politics
    AHC War Requiem WW2 Coventry bombing Coventry First Ladies Eleanor Roosevelt
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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