• Short Summary

    Neville Chamberlain flies off to meet Hitler - and give away the rights of the Czechs.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - no paperwork - dates unclear or unknown. 1938?

    London and Heston airfield.

    Car carrying Neville Chamberlain (Prime Minister) into Buckingham Palace. Chamberlain coming out of building. Car leaves No 10 Downing Street. Chamberlain standing giving interview by plane before setting off for meeting with Hitler. (Voiceover describes the idea of war of Bohemia as 'a folly and a crime'.) Chamberlain speaks to cameras about his visit to meet the German Chancellor. He talks about trying to ensure peace. As Chamberlain raises his hat people give him three cheers. The plane takes off. Foreign Secretary Lord Halifax looks on. Views of Hitler's mountain hideaway, Berchtesgaden. CU Chamberlain (described as this 'man of the moment'.)


    Germany - Benito Mussolini (Il Duce) into meeting. Adolf Hitler into meeting. French Premier Edouard Daladier into meeting.

    CU Chamberlain talking to cameras about solution of Czechoslovakian problem. He talks about the 'piece of paper' (screen goes blank) CU Chamberlain reading from the Munich Pact. Three cheers for Chamberlain as he drives away from Heston. Crowds outside Buckingham Palace.

    Presumably this is film from September 1938.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    hd format:
    HD at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:12:00 / 01:15:24:00
    UN 53 P

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