• Short Summary

    Winston Churchill makes speech attacking Communism at Football Ground in Wolverhampton.

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    Full title reads: "Wolverhampton. Churchill Kicks Off Election Battle".

    Wolverhampton, West Midlands.

    CU Leader of the Conservative Opposition Winston Churchill. (1st. 7ft. for super. title). LV crowded stands. SV Churchill standing before mike. LV stands. LV stands. (Churchill begins speaking). CU Churchill speaking. 'This difference between Socialism and Communism is not one of principle or theory but one of method. The Socialists pursue their aims by constitutional methods, as is their right, and sincerely but vainly hope to preserve individual liberty. They are our fellow countrymen, however misguided, even though Mr Bevan calls us vermin. We must regard them as brothers, with whom, yes certainly, we must regard the other half of our fellow countrymen as brothers, apart from their politics, and realise that we have much in common with them. The Communists on the other hand are the lackeys and the tools of a foreign power, seeking the ruin of Britain and its subordination to the decrees of the oligarchy in Moscow.' CU 'We have the fate of Czechoslovakia before our eyes. That should be studied. We are glad that Socialists and Labour men should fight Communism. We are glad that it should be a common cause for all of us'. CU 'If we sink through Socialism into moral decline and collapse, not only will our own suffering be intense but we shall carry many other nations with us into Communism.' CU Dubbing shot of Leslie Hore-Belisha listening. MV Dubbing shot of cameramen. MV Dubbing shot crowd. GV Crowds clapping and cheering. SV Elevated people waving and cheering. MV Churchill sits down amid applause. LV crowds in stands waving and applauding. MV Churchill standing on rostrum. Waves his hat in reply to cheers. Various shots of crowds in Wolverhampton Football Ground, Molineux, listening to Churchill.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:21:00 / 01:26:44:00

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