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    PREMIER TALKS TO NATION:Sir Anthony off to New Zealand

    (2014 NOTE - New Prime Minister Harold Macmillan addressing nation - ( soundbite English) " You understand me when I say it is with a mixture of sorrow and pride, that I speak to you as Prime Minister of Britain/ sorrow because my friend and leader (Anthony Eden) has had to lay down his burden because of grievous illness, a man of character and courage .

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    PREMIER TALKS TO NATION:Sir Anthony off to New Zealand

    (2014 NOTE - New Prime Minister Harold Macmillan addressing nation - ( soundbite English) " You understand me when I say it is with a mixture of sorrow and pride, that I speak to you as Prime Minister of Britain/ sorrow because my friend and leader (Anthony Eden) has had to lay down his burden because of grievous illness, a man of character and courage . Iam sure that there is not one of you, who does not join with me tonight to wishing him a safe voyage and a speedy restoration to health.Apart from that , it is a proud thing to be given the office of Prime minister of Britain.Every now and again, since the war, I have heard people say is n't Britain only a second or third class power now - isn't she on the way out ? What nonsense - it is a great country, don''t let's be ashamed to say so. It has a superb record of achievements of every kind. We have been in the lead of industrial and scientific progress at least since James
    Watt invented the stream engine and we are still in the lead, in these days of atoms and aeroplanes.We have no reason to be frightened of temporary difficulties.Britain has been great, is great and will stay great, provided we close
    our ranks and get on with the job"
    SHOWS - / Macmillan addressing nation / former Prime Minister Anthony Eden and his wife boarding ship for New Zealand.
    Anthony Eden resigned as Prime Minster on 9 January 1957 citing ill health after the Suez crisis of 1956 . Macmillan became Prime Minister on 10 January 1957. )

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1IHG95DHDW1DPEU7RAXHRWEX9
    Media URN:
    VLVA1IHG95DHDW1DPEU7RAXHRWEX9
    Group:
    Reuters - Gaumont British Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/01/1957
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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