• Short Summary

    Aussie premier Robert Menzies gives speech expressing his country's solidarity with Britain.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Australian Prime Minister in Britain".

    Various shots of Australian Premier Robert Menzies, arriving in Britain by boat. He shakes hands with various dignitaries. Various shots of Menzies inspecting guard of honour by Australian troops. Panning shot of journalists at a press conference.

    C/U of Mr Menzies speaking: "The people of this country must very frequently be tempted to feel that they have the world against them, and I want to tell them, on behalf of Australia, and I believe I can say it as a self-appointed ambassador for every British dominion, that they are not alone against the world. When Australians fight in a war that concerns you, they don't do it as a result of some detached feeling of judgement. Their judgement may go with you but they do it because they are the great-grandsons of the same people who were your great-grandfathers and we are not merely discharging some obligation of partnership, we are a family, and when there is trouble in this world every member of the family knows just where he is, and he is going to remain there till the trouble is over".

    Speech is inter cut with shots of Australian soldiers boarding troopship, one carries a large Australian ship.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:37:00 / 01:40:16:00

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