• Short Summary

    Debt conversion forms are distributed and Neville Chamberlain gives interview on their benefits.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "£2,000,000,000 Debt Conversion - biggest in World's History. 15 million conversion forms printed & despatched 12 hrs after announcement was made by the Chancellor in the 'House'."

    London and on a ship in the English Channel.

    C/U sign reading "Urgent - War Loan Conversion Forms". Several lorries with this signs stuck on them. Stacks and bundles of papers are being loaded into these vans. C/U sign reading "Urgent - War Loan Conversion Forms". Pan across large office filled with women sitting at tables sorting papers.

    Intertitle reads: "Mr. Neville Chamberlain - en route to Lausanne - grants cine interview to the Pathe Gazette."

    Voiceover informs the viewer that Chamberlain has consented to speak to the Nation through the Pathe Gazette while crossing the Channel. This is said over shots of a rather nervy looking Chamberlain standing for the camera.

    The Chancellor speaks: "Once more Great Britain has given a lead to the World." C/U Chamberlain. He continues to speak about the issue of War Conversion loans. Cut to wider shot showing Chamberlain standing next to a set of steps (he is clearly on a ship) next to him is the interviewer from the newsreel who asks a question. Chamberlain replies that the scheme will create great benefits. Nice little interview.

    Alternative spelling for search purposes - Neville Chamberlin.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:59:00 / 01:03:59:00

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