• Short Summary

    Western Defences Commander-in-Chief General Eisenhower arrives in London.

  • Description


    LV. American General Dwight Eisenhower (Ike), Western Defences Commander-in-Chief, descending steps of plane on his arrival to England, evening. He is greeted by American Ambassador, Mr Walter Gifford, and Secretary of State for War Mr Emanuel Shinwell, at Northolt airport. SV. Towards, General Eisenhower with Mr Gifford and Mr Shinwell walking away from aircraft.

    GV. Ministry of Defence. CU. Nameplate. SV. Pan, Mr Emanuel Shinwell arriving at the Ministry. SV. Pan, Herbert Morrison, Leader of the House of Commons, arriving at Ministry. SV. Pan, Lieutenant General Brownjohn, Vice-Chief of General Staff, arriving at Ministry. SV. Pan, First Sea Lord, Admiral Bruce Fraser arriving. SV. General Eisenhower alighting from car. CU. Ike posing for pressmen. SV. Ike walks to steps of Ministry. LV. General Eisenhower, Lieutenant General Brownjohn, Admiral Fraser, Air Vice Marshall Sanders, Deputy Chief of Air Staff, and Air Marshall Elliott, posing on steps of Ministry. SV. Ike shakes hands with Admiral Fraser.

    SV. Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery (Monty) alighting from car, being greeted and walks into hotel. SV. Monty and Ike posing in foyer.

    GV. Pan, press conference at Lancaster House. SV. Pathe cameraman. GV. Conference. SV. Ike speaking (natural sound): 'Then we were trying to organise military forces. The great difference is, we are organising them now for a different purpose. Then it was to win a war already started. It is now to preserve peace and to prevent anyone from believing that they can destroy the free world or that there is anything to be gained for them attacking the free world.'

    (Orig.Neg. & Lav.) (Orig.B.)

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:36:00 / 01:29:41:00

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