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Pathe Studios, London, England: SV Attlee speaking. SCU Attlee speaking. CU Attlee speaking.
SV Attlee Speaking.
"Five years of war inflicted great damage on our country. Valuable lives were lost. Much wealth was destroyed. Our trade was disrupted. Clearly there would be hardships and shortages of many things to be endured. To achieve recovery would require a great effort on the part of all the men and women of Britain." SCU Attlee speaking.
"During the last four and a half years, a very fine effort has been made. Production in industry and agriculture has been greatly increased...And the opportunity of working has been afforded to all and the vast majority hsa worked well. The inevitable hardships and shortages have been as far as possible shared by all, but so have the advantages. The great social security scheme has been applied to all. The result of Labour's policy is seen in the health of the people, especially of the children and the babies. Never have they been so fine. And yet Mr. Churchill call this 'sharing misery.'"
CU Attlee speaking.
"The question to be decided at this election is whether Labour's policy of fair shares for all is to continue or whether as under previous Conservative Governments the benefits are to go to one section of the people and the misery to another. I ask you to help us to continue the work of recovery so well begin."
GOOD SCENES: CU, SCU, SCU, CU, SCU, SV, LV SV, LV Attle -silent shots.
Personalities - Politicians; Government and Politics; Self-Reference; Clement Richard Attlee, 1st Earl Attlee (1883-1967), Great Britain
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