Winston Churchill receives Grotius Medal at Guildhall, London - cuts from item in 49/12.
Unissued / unused material.
Winston Churchill, former Prime Minister and leader of Conservative opposition, receives Grotius Medal, at Guildhall, London. Cuts from newsreel story in Gazette issue 49/12. Sound is intermittent throughout item.
L/S interior of Guildhall. M/S Churchill sitting on platform, he takes speech notes from pocket. Various shots audience. Churchill rises to speak. Lord Mayor of London, Sir Aylwen Smith, stands to speak. More shots Churchill preparing t speak. C/U woman in audience clapping. M/S Churchill standing and admiring his medal. Back view Mr. Kappeyne Van de Coppello (Chairman of Dutch United Nations Association) shaking hands with Churchill. C/U Churchill.
M/S Churchill's daughters - Mary Churchill and Sarah Churchill - arriving with Mary's husband Christopher Soames. M/S other people arriving. Churchill and Clementine Churchill arrive. The Lord Mayor, Lady Mayoress and other dignitaries follow them into Guildhall.
Various C/Us Churchill giving speech (natural sound). He speaks about the war and the long traditional of Britain's allegiance with the Netherlands - full transcription of speech on file.
Date given on old record is 10/02/1949.