Minister of Aircraft Production visits Avro works, home of Britain's best bomber.
SLATE INFORMATION: 'CRIPPS ASKS FOR MORE LANCASTERS'
GV Assembly shop in Avro bomber factory with Richard Stafford Cripps MP (Minister of Aircraft Production) and others gathered and Cripps enters fuselage of Lancaster.
Side view pan Cripps with R.H. Dobson (Avro pilot) walking along line of fuselage assembles.
SV angle shot girl worker in fuselage.
SV Cripps talking to girl worker on nose section of Lancaster.
LV Cripps tries out pilot seat.
SV angle shot Cripps sitting in pilot seat.
SCU Cripps sitting in pilot seat.
GV Cripps addressing workers in factory canteen.
LV Stafford Cripps speech SOT
- Comrades, I am very glad indeed to have this opportunity of addressing a few words to you who are doing so important and so excellent a job of work for our country.
- I don't want to say anything to divert your minds from the immediate job of a maximisation of our war effort.
GV Cripps in background talking, workers in foreground.
Long Side View Cripps talking and workers listening.
GV Cripps talking in background, workers listening in foreground.
SV Cripps talking.
Stafford Cripps speech SOT
- That is our A.1. first priority to win the war, to win it as quickly as possible. And so far as you're concerned, to make that contribution to winning by as heavy and persistent bombing of Germany and Italy as possible.
Personalities - Politicians; Industries, Trades and Crafts; Aviation; Sir Richard Stafford Cripps (1889-1952)
Background: Minister of Aircraft Production visits Avro works, home of Britain's best bomber.