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    Nationwide celebrations of first anniversary of Anglo-Soviet alliance include pageant at Earl's Court, addressed by Sir Richard Stafford Cripps.

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    ENGLAND: London: Earl's Court: Empress Hall:
    INT
    GV assembly in Empress Hall
    LV crowd
    SV Richard Stafford Cripps on platform
    SV pan delegates sitting on platform including Ivan Maisky, Jordan and others
    SV Maisky and Lady Cripps

    Cripps addresses crowd SOT
    - Tonight we celebrate the first anniversary of that event which changed in a moment of time the whole prospect of the war. (Applause) There were some who then thought that the resistance of the Soviet people would be half-hearted and of short duration. Little they knew of the devotion of the citizens of the Union for their country and to their leaders, nor did they realise the vast industrial and military strength of our new allies. Also we celebrate tonight the far more recent sequel to that outbreak of war, the Treaty of mutual assistance and post-war collaboration between our two peoples announced a little more than a week ago. (Applause)
    - These declarations of policy and the knowledge that in all matters affecting the reconstruction of Europe our two great nations will in future work side by side and in harmony with the United States of America, and other united nations makes this Treaty a most valuable factor in creating a stable future for Europe.
    - We now have the full help of the United States of America with us in the war. The time will come when, with this help, we shall be able to launch a great and successful attack upon Hitler in the west. (Applause) When we strike let us strike hard and with the determination to march through to Berlin before we call a final halt. (Applause)
    - Together our peoples will go forward not in any false spirit of optimism but with a dogged and united determination to wipe the foul blemish of Nazism from off the face of Europe. (Applause)

    GV applause
    LV uncovering saddle to be presented to Timoshenko
    CU saddle
    GTV troops marching out and forming up on dais
    SV A.A. Battery manned by ATS getting into position
    SCU ATS in battery
    LV pan RAF marching past plane being assembled
    SV RAF marching towards
    CU Maisky looking on
    GV railway and underground workers in parade
    SV railway girls carrying "UNDERGROUND" banner
    SV bus conductresses carrying "BUS CONDUCTORS" banner
    CU Cripps and Mme Maisky looking on
    Background: Nationwide celebrations of first anniversary of Anglo-Soviet alliance include pageant at Earl's Court, addressed by Sir Richard Stafford Cripps.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8EIH0FYXM7JLETOL5LLLXD1WK
    Media URN:
    VLVA8EIH0FYXM7JLETOL5LLLXD1WK
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/06/1942
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A
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