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    Churchill attends a Conservative Garden Party - he speaks about Britain producing the H bomb.

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    Unused / unissued material -

    Woodford, Essex. Churchill attends a Conservative Garden Party in Woodford. (This piece is very sadly mute - transcript of speech from old records, keep for historical use).

    MS Crowds watching in hot weather. CU Lady Clementine Churchill with babies. Various shots of Winston Churchill arriving on platform. CU Lady Churchill. MS Churchill rising to speak "My wife and I are so pleased to be with you this afternoon at your fete in this very lovely setting. In the field of national affairs our achievement in developing unassisted the hydrogen weapon is a helpful contribution. We have all followed the technical controversy on the effect of nuclear tests. I have no doubt that our possession of these perfected means of large-scale destruction is most welcome in many quarters. I myself believe the effect of tests on the present scale to be negligible. Every addition to the free world's armoury increases the chances of permanent peace. I do not suggest that Soviet Russia desires war but how much more careful will the leaders of the Communist world be to refrain from steps that might lead to it. I am happy to see that our relations with our American partners are being restored to their normal warm temperature. Make no mistake, it is the closest association with our friends in the Commonwealth, America and NATO that our hopes of peace and happiness lie. Neither we nor they can afford estrangement. The concept of the United Nations was a remarkable one but in its present form it has shown itself impotent in time of crises and effective only against those who are prepared to respect its opinions. To rely solely on the United Nations Organisation would be disastrous for the future."

    (Neg.) Old record suggests material dates from around 06/07/1957.

    NATO stands for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.

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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
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    01:43:45:00 / 01:50:53:00
    UN 2983 C

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