• Short Summary

    Field Marshal Montgomery receives the Freedom of the borough of Chiswick.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "BRENTFORD & CHISWICK - HONOUR FOR MONTY".

    Chiswick, London.

    Various shots of the Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery in open landau driving through streets of Chiswick to receive the Freedom of the borough - crowds cheering. Exterior of the Chiswick Empire with Union Jack and Stars and Stripes outside.

    High angle shot of audience applauding in the Chiswick Empire. Frontal shot of an audience applauding. Several shots of Monty speaking from stage of Chiswick Empire. He says:

    "Mr Mayor, ladies and gentlemen. I have come here today from Germany, from Berlin, to accept this high honour which you have conferred on me, and I would like to say that it is a very great pleasure for me to come here... The war in Europe is now happily over and war in the Pacific will be pressed relentlessly to its absolutely certain conclusion... No tyrant could afford to disregard a strong British Empire that stands for freedom and justice... Firstly, we must build our post-war civilisation with a good levening of spiritual matter, secondly, if we want peace we must understand war, and thirdly, we must maintain a strong and united British Empire". People applaud.

    (Mute & Track Negs.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1161.04
    Media URN:
    40141
    Group:
    Unissued / unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    02/08/1945
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:21:00 / 01:07:08:00
    Canister:
    45/62

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