Richard Casey, the Australian ambassador to the USA leaves his post to take up the post of Minister Resident in the Middle East.
. Washington D.C., U.S.A. LV Casey and Mrs. Casey and their two children Donn and June, walking in front of the Australian Legation. CU Mr. & Mrs. Casey. CU His son Donn Casey - smiles. CU his daughter Jane - smiling. CU Mrs. Casey - half of Jane in the picture. CU Mr. Casey.
SV pan Casey's car leaving for the White House. SV angle shot INT.Casey, Robinson and Smith. CU angle shot Casey. CU Robinson. CU Smith. CU Evatt - he speaks. Big CU Evatt speaks.
H.V. Evatt speaks SOT
"At this most critical moment in the history of Australia and of America, I have flown across the Pacific for this reason, so that we can discuss with your leaders our common problems so as to achieve victory over the Pacific enemy. We don't believe in red tape or delays in Australia. We believe in meeting round a common table in order to achieve a great common end.
BIG CU EVATT SPEAKING:
"Then what is our duty in this crisis? Your duty - my duty? It is to stand together and put everything we have got, all our equipment, into the hands of General Macarthur, and the brave men whom he shall lead. When must we do it? We must do it now. Next month may be too late. Let us act now - let us fight together for victory."
Personalities - Politicians; British Empire; Australia; United States of America; H.V Evatt
Background: Richard Casey, the Australian ambassador to the USA leaves his post to take up the post of Minister Resident in the Middle East. Dr H.V. Evatt takes over and makes a short speech.