• Short Summary

    British Prime Minister Winston Churchill & USA President Frankin D Roosevelt hold a summit meeting in mid-Atlantic in 1941.

  • Description

    ATLANTIC:
    AT SEA
    Shots from deck of HMS Prince of Wales battleship as through rough water / Deck with guns / Close up plate reading "Prince of Wales" / Close up of gun cover of Prince of Wales, with Prince of Wales' feather and motto, Ich Dien / Close up bell of Prince of Wales with H.M.S. Prince of Wales, 1940 on it
    Shots of Winston Churchill (British Prime Minister, 1940-1945), Field Marshal Sir John Dill (British Army), Sir Dudley Pound (First Sea Lord, Royal Navy), and Air Chief Marshal Wilfred Freeman (Royal Air Force) walking under big guns on deck of P.O.W / Churchill speaking on deck with Hopkins PAN to Pound and Freeman
    Shot of spray over bow
    Interior shot of Hopkins, Pound, Freeman and two other officers at table looking at papers / Freeman, Pound and Dill looking at map / Group looking at map / Churchill taking seat at table with others, smoking cigar and putting on glasses to look at map / Various of Churchill sitting at table with others to study map
    Top view spray crashing over bow / Sailor signalling with lamp / Top shot of bow of ship and approaching bay, several small ships in distance

    CANADA: Newfoundland: La Palantia Bay:
    American destroyer and U.S.S. Augusta in bay / Churchill along deck followed by Lord Beaverbrook (Minister of Aircraft Production) / Churchill and Beaverbrook down gangway from ship / Churchill and Beaverbrook into launch

    Marines lined up on ship's deck / Long view of Churchill in launch boat pulling away / Long view of launch pulling alongside USS Augusta, crew lined up on deck / Close up American flag / Churchill coming aboard Augusta, salutes and shakes hands / American marines standing on deck / Shot under awning of Churchill and officers saluting as British National Anthem is played SOT
    Background: British Prime Minister Winston Churchill & USA President Frankin D Roosevelt hold a summit meeting in mid-Atlantic in 1941. The Atlantic Conference (code named "Riviera"). The discussions at the Conference forged the Anglo-American alliance of World War II. Meeting at Ship Harbor, Placentia Bay, Newfoundland from August 9-12, 1941, in great secrecy aboard the heavy cruiser USS Augusta and the battle cruiser HMS Prince of Wales, the two leaders and their staffs discussed the general strategy of the war against the Axis Powers.

    Peace aims defined. Record of historic mid-ocean Churchill-Roosevelt meeting perpetuated by cine-cameras. Filmed by the Newsreel Association of Great Britain, with the co-operation of the Ministry of Information.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA69TAYTZQP2X3T7ZOJ7FJ32C2J
    Media URN:
    VLVA69TAYTZQP2X3T7ZOJ7FJ32C2J
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/08/1941
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A
  • Part of…

    CANADA / DEFENCE: World War II: The Atlantic Conference between Franklin D Roosevelt and Winston Churchill CANADA / DEFENCE: World War II: The Atlantic Conference between Franklin D Roosevelt and Winston Churchill

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