Celebration of battle of El Alamein anniversary in London's Albert Hall.
GV. Viscount Bernard Montgomery walks up to make his speech at celebration of the anniversary of battle of El Alamein at Albert Hall, London - amid cheers. CU. Men clapping. LS. Monty speaking (natural sound), & CU. He is saying: 'To me this reunion looks forward, not back, and we celebrate tonight not past victories but the spirit which made those victories possible. If only that spirit could be carried on into the post-war world what a glorious prospect of peace and understanding and happiness lay before us.' Applause. Crowded stage, pan to audience singing 'Lille Marlene.' CU. Monty waving to audience, pan to crowd applauding. Platform, pan over to audience. LS. GV. Monty speaking (silent). CU. Men listening. CU. Man smoking a pipe. LS. GV. Monty speaking (silent). CU. Man listening. CU. 'El Alamein Anniversary' programme. CU. Man in audience. MS. & GV. Audience sitting on floor. CU. Men applauding. MS. & GV. Artists lined up on stage. LS. Pan over crowd. MS. & GV. Harpist Carl Ames playing 'Pack Up Your Troubles', audience and choir singing - natural sound. MS. GV. Audience standing singing 'There's Always Be An England'. SCU. Audience singing. MS. & GV. Pan, audience applauding.
Date found in the old record - 23/10/1948. Natural sound only.