• Short Summary

    Neville Chamberlain flies to Germany discuss the Czech Crisis with Hitler.

  • Description

    Titles read: "BRITAIN'S GESTURE FOR PEACE".

    London.

    Various shots of the arrival of King George VI at Euston, returning 24 hours early from a trip to Scotland because of the Czech Crisis. He is taken back to Buckingham Palace by car, where crowds wait to catch a glimpse of him.

    M/S of Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain coming out of Number 10 Downing Street as commentator says he is flying to a personal meeting with the German Chancellor (Adolf Hitler). Chamberlain is driven off in a car. At Heston airfield, Chamberlain makes a short speech at the door of his British Airways plane. He says that his policy has always been to try to ensure peace, and the Fuhrer's ready acceptance of his suggestion encourages him to hope that his visit will not be without result. The small crowd gives him three cheers and shouts "Good luck!" as Chamberlain gets into the plane and sets off to Munich in Germany.

    Brief shot of Foreign Minister Lord Halifax looking into the distance. Brief shots of Hitler's mountain residence. M/S of Chamberlain making a speech to camera as commentator hopes "this man of the moment may bring peace".

    Note: another version of this story is on the same tape (ID 981.17), with better quality visuals but without sound. Use this version if sound is required, use the other version for visuals only.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    981.09
    Media URN:
    18014
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    15/09/1938
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:22:00 / 01:11:18:00
    Canister:
    38/74

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The plane Chamberlain boards is a Lockheed Model 10 Electra.

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