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    General Eisenhower, Allied Supreme Commander, reviews passing-out parade at Sandhurst and delivers inspiring address.

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    ENGLAND: Sandhurst College:
    LV three ATS's salute General Eisenhower as he walks past with officers.
    LV Eisenhower walking past
    ATS girls cleaning army cars.
    SV two ATS girls cleaning army car.
    LV Eisenhower with officers walking past American Sherman tanks.
    SV pan Eisenhower with officers walking past Sherman tanks pan down to little black dog running ahead of General Eisenhower.
    GV General Eisenhower on watching cadets in training climbing poles slung across trees CU Eisenhower watching cadets.
    SV cadets in training/poles.
    SV Eisenhower watching cadets charging at sacks.
    LV Eisenhower watching cadets charging at sack.
    Top V. crowd on parade ground. GV cadets marching past in company formations - Eisenhower on steps in f-g.
    LV cadets marching past.
    Side V. Eisenhower taking salute.
    SCU Eisenhower at salute.
    GV cadets on parade ground at attention with rifles and then stand at ease.
    LV Eisenhower on parade ground presenting Sam Browne belt to Cadet officer.
    SV Eisenhower fixes belt and then shakes hands with cadet.
    SV women in crowd watching and smiling.
    SV Eisenhower presenting belt to another cadet shakes hands and salutes.
    GV cadets lined up in front of college & Eisenhower on steps speaking.
    SV Eisenhower speaking.
    SV Eisenhower speaking.
    SV Eisenhower speaking.
    SV Eisenhower speaking.
    GTV massed march past by whole complement of college - Eisenhower in f-g on steps at the salute.
    SV Eisenhower salutes.
    ST side view cadets marching past in mass form.
    SCU Eisenhower with officer on steps.

    SOUND EFFECTS: SV Eisenhower speaking:- "General Frenshaw, Gentlemen: I am keenly sensible that General Fren shaw has done me, a foreigner, a favour by asking me down here to witness the passing out review of a Class from this famous Military College - yet on your soil I do not feel particularly a formal stranger. (SV) Every morning we read our papers and have reasons to give another cheer as the great Russian army hammers back the German and inflicts upon him still further losses. Our great air arms both by night and by day are punishing that enemy - they're softening him up, but it means everyone of us, no matter where he is or what he is doing must do his full duty. (SV) You young men have this war to win. It is small unit leadership that is going to win the ground battle and that battle must be won before that enemy of ours if finally crushed. It is up to you men to give your units whether it is a tank crew, platoon, or becomes a company, leadership every hour of the day - every day of the week. (SV) That cultivation of human understanding between you and your men is the one art that you must yet master, and you must master it quickly. Then you will be doing your duty and you will be worthy of the traditions of this great school and of your great country. To each one of you I wish God-speed and good luck - if I could have my wish as I stand here today, feeling honoured as I do, and the tribute paid to me, I would say this - "If I could only meet you all, somewhere East of the Rhine and renew the acquaintanceship of this pleasant morning. Good Luck."

    Personalities - Armed Forces; Military - Ceremonial; Ceremonies - Educational; Dwight D 'Ike' Eisenhower (1890-1969), Speech; Great Britain; World War II (Second World War)
    Background: General Eisenhower, Allied Supreme Commander, reviews passing-out parade at Sandhurst and delivers inspiring address.

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    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
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