• Short Summary

    Churchill makes a speech about various matters including Communism.

  • Description

    Woodford, London.

    LS. Britain's Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Mrs Churchill getting out of car. LS. Churchill walking past crowd and ascending platform steps.

    Britain's Prime Minister Winston Churchill speaking at Woodford.

    LS. Communists attempting to break up the meeting and being led away.

    Several shots of the crowd applauding. Britain's Prime Minister Winston Churchill speaking at Woodford, London - natural sound:

    Various crowd scenes and applause

    Churchill walking back through crowd. Ends

    Original Speech

    We do not think there will be any difficulty in transferring the 40,000 vehicles back to private ownership, thus making the interchange of good between man and man throughout the our island more smooth, more easy and fertile to the public welfare then anything we are likely to see under the present arrangement for there I try to explain this to you and it is what we believe we have the power to do and what we are resolved to do in the coming session of Parliament. Then there is steel. This vital industry was nationalised with many doubts by the Socialist Party last spring against... Fortunately as I think and we think hear this evening, fortunately we got into power in time to preserve the separate identity and independence of the great steel companies whose world wide reputation and trade connections constitute such an important national asset to Britain... we got into... we were passing... another form of insensitive is a possibility of having an still more of owning home of your own where a family can live and grow and have its own front door which none may pass except by invitation or with proper warrant. Insufficient and bad housing is a hindrance to production, and this is especially true in times of rearmament where people have to move about... More than that, it is destructive of happiness and morality and is a reproach to a Christian nation... not to be able to find proper dwellings for its people, old or young and especially young couples who wish to found a family under their own roof three. Ladies and gentlemen, we have had one heavy loss, which I think might have been avoided by courage and firmness. We have been robbed by violence of the Persian Oil Industry which we created and from which Persia had derived such great benefit and could derive even greater benefit. I was happy the other day to join President Truman in presenting new proposals to Doctor Masaryck for solving the deadlock resulting from our expulsion from Abadan. These are fair and reasonable proposals and they were put forward upon the authority of the British and American Governments. I trust they will be given the attention with their constructive character and serious purpose should command. It is a good thing for all the world to see Britain and the United States in agreement and working together hand in hand. It quite reminds me of the great times not so long ago... two things about which there is no doubt. The first is that the American system has produced two candidates for the presidency who are in character and ability two of their finest men... of which any country would be proud, and the second is that whichever of them wins, the Unites States will not abandon the mission of leading the free nations in resistance to Communist aggression, and that the solid foundations of the English speaking world will grow broader and deeper and stronger as the years roll by." Crowd applauding. Varies shots of the people listening are seen during Mr Churchill's speech.

    (Mute Orig. Neg.)

    Date found in the old record - 06/09/1952.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:31:00 / 01:04:46:00
    UN 2464 B

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