• Short Summary

    Prime Ministers from the Empire gather in London for a conference with Churchill.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Empire conference.

    London.

    M/S of Canada's Prime Minister Mackenzie King being greeted on arrival at British airport. C/U of him. M/S of King speaking about his pleasure at being in Britain again, he also brings greetings from the Canadians. M/S Field-Marshal Jan Smuts, Prime Minister of South Africa, being greeted. C/U Smuts saying how glad he is to be here for conference. M/S Sir Godfrey Huggins, Prime Minister of Southern Rhodesia, he makes short speech about the conference. M/S Mr Peter Fraser, Premier of New Zealand, he speaks of his forthcoming talks with the Empire ministers which will improve war work. M/S John Curtin, Prime Minister of Australia, getting off the aeroplane. M/S of him at microphone, he pays tribute to Great Britain and is given three cheers.

    Various shots in the garden of Number 10 Downing Street as Winston Churchill and members of the War Cabinet, including Anthony Eden and Clement Attlee, pose with the Empire premiers. C/U of a calendar showing Monday the 1st of May, the day of the conference. Various shots in the Cabinet room of No.10, the Premiers sit to begin their conference and the camera pans across them. Good C/U of Churchill smiling.

    End Titles.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1356.22
    Media URN:
    44636
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    04/05/1944
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:02:00 / 01:51:56:00
    Canister:
    44/36

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