• Short Summary

    Winston Churchill travels to America, and the first American troops arrive in Northern Ireland.

  • Description

    Titles read: "ATLANTIC CROSSINGS MAKE HISTORY".

    Atlantic Ocean.

    Various shots show Prime Minister Winston Churchill's recent trip to America. He is seen on board the battleship 'Duke of York', saying goodbye to his daughter Mary who is in ATS uniform. MLS of the ship's bow ploughing through swelling seas. Sailors scrub the decks. Various shots of the battleship's guns in action during practice.

    Several shots of Churchill on the deck with members of the delegation who include Sir Dudley Pound, General McReady, Lord Beaverbrook, Averell Harriman, Brigadier Hollis, Sir John Dill and Sir Charles Portal. On arrival off the coast of the United States of America we see Churchill leaving the ship.

    Northern Ireland.

    We then see several shots of American troops arriving on ships at a port in Northern Ireland. The Duke of Abercorn, Governor of Northern Ireland, greets Major General Hartle, commanding the force. Sir Archibald Sinclair, Secretary of State for Air, makes a speech to the men before they disembark from their ship. M/S of Private Milburn Henke, the first of the soldiers to set foot on British soil. Various shots of the troops coming ashore, some struggling with their large kit bags, and marching along the streets.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1316.21
    Media URN:
    43617
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    02/02/1942
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:50:00 / 01:37:55:00
    Canister:
    42/10

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment