• Short Summary

    British and US war heroes are given a rapturous welcome on a tour of the United States.

  • Description

    Titles read: "AMERICA CHEERS WAR HEROES".

    New York and Washington DC, United States of America.

    Great shots of a ticker-tape parade moving along Broadway as war heroes (including 10 British men) start a tour of the United States. Huge crowds cheer as the men go past in open cars, escorted by policemen on motorcycles.

    Outside New York's City Hall we see Ensign Donald Mason of the US Navy making a short speech at a microphone. He says "Normally I talk too much, today I am speechless", then steps down. Mayor La Guardia of New York moves across to the microphone and says "Couldn't we use that boy in our City Council?"

    At a packed Madison Square Gardens we see the line of war heroes on stage, saluting the American and British flags. Sergeant Herbert, who was with the Commandos at Vaagso, makes a short speech, saying all he can do is do his duty as it comes along. He thinks everybody in the British Army, Navy and Air Force are just doing their duty - trying to kill as many as possible.

    In Washington DC, we see President Franklin D Roosevelt sitting beside Lord Halifax and Eleanor Roosevelt. He shakes hands with several of the war heroes as they are introduced to him. Panning shot of the heroes standing behind the seated President, First Lady and Lord Halifax.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1328.17
    Media URN:
    43859
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    02/07/1942
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:03:00 / 01:22:01:00
    Canister:
    42/53

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