• Short Summary

    Winston Churchill addresses joint session of American Congress.

  • Description

    Washington, Washington DC, United States of America.

    LV Elevated, Winston Churchill being escorted up to Speaker's rostrum in Congress. Cutaway to shot of Sarah Churchill, Mrs Elizabeth Truman and Margaret Truman.

    LV Churchill standing at rostrum.

    SV Mr. Churchill speaking, he says: (nat sound ) "I have not come here to ask for money. (Applause).

    SCU "To ask you for money to make life more comfortable, or easier for us in Britain (laughter). However, our standards of life are our own business and we can only keep our self- respect and independence by looking after them ourselves.'

    CU "That is why I have come here to ask not for gold but for steel, not for favours but equipment. That is why many of our respects have been so well and generously met."

    CU. Cut-in of audience "The sooner strong enough forces can be assembled in Europe under United command, the more effective will be the deterrent (G.V.) against a third World War. If I may say this, Members of Congress, be careful above all things not to let go the atomic weapon until you are sure, and more than sure, that other means of preserving peace are in your hands." (Applause).

    (Orig. F.G) (Orig."B")

    Selected Originals exist for this item - see other records.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    5.23
    Media URN:
    26740
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    24/01/1952
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:44:00 / 01:54:18:00
    Canister:
    52/8

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