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Oxted, Surrey, England: LV Field Marshal & Lady Slim walking in garden. CU Slims picking dahlias. SCU F.M. Slim speaks:- (NAT.SD.) CU F.M. Slim continues:-(NAT.SD.)--Dubbing shot of SV Cameramen...LIB.NO. 17909
SCU F.M. Slim concludes:-(Nat.sd.) BV Slims walk back into house.
SCU F.M. Slim speaks:-
"Taken by a large and overall I think the British soldier is the best soldier in the world, and that is evidenced by the behaviour of the British Army at the present time."
CU F.M. Slim continues:-
"There is nothing the matter with the youth of this country. What is wrong is the persons of my age - oh yes it is, if you take the youth of to-day and give him a decent job, explain to him why he is doing it, and given him a little bit of reasonable leadership, & I think you will get the finest response that we have ever had in our history."
SCU F.M. Slim continues:-
"I am naturally highly honoured that her Majesty has accepted the recommendation of the Australian government and appointed me to this position. And I shall do my very best to be of some service to the Australian people and to the Empire."
Personalities - Armed Forces; British Empire; William Joseph Slim, 1st Viscount Slim (1891-1970)
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