• Short Summary

    General Pershing, Henry Ford and FDR all back sending supplies to the Democracies.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "American Aid For The Allies".

    United States of America (USA)

    MS CU of General John Pershing sitting at his desk speaking, he states that the war is that for civilisation and that the USA must supply the allies with arms as well as supplies.

    VS at the Curtis-Wright factory in Buffalo of biplane fighter bombers designed for use by the navy being painted and finished prior to their despatch for England.

    VS including good CUs of Henry Ford inspecting fighter aircraft outside his Michigan factory, he is trying to find the design that he could mass produce in his factories. Shots of the fighter being pushed back into the hanger.

    MS. American President Franklin D Roosevelt speaking in Charlottesville, Virginia: 'On this tenth day of June 1940, the hand that held the dagger has struck it into the back of its neighbour' (Italy's entry into the war). He continues by stating that all the Americans look on a victory by Germany and her allies as a blow against democracy, therefore the whole of America's sympathies lie with the nations that are giving their life blood in combat against those forces.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1047.39
    Media URN:
    20871
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    20/06/1940
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:40:00 / 01:54:12:00
    Canister:
    40/50

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