• Short Summary

    British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain leaves Heston for Four Powers Conference in Munich.

  • Description

    Item title reads - THE CRISIS. FOUR POWER CONFERENCE - RUSH COPY. Chamberlain leaves for Munich.

    Heston, Middlesex.

    M/S as British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain walks through crowds of people on the airfield. They cheer and shake his hand as he walks through smiling and waving. He stops to make a speech, M/S as he says when he was a little boy his motto was "if at first you don't succeed, try, try, try again."

    He says that is what he is doing now by going to Munich to meet with Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, and Edouard Daladier for the Four Powers conference. He says he wants to be able to quote William Shakespeare when he gets back and say "out of this nettle danger we plucked this flower safety". Everyone cheers and he gets onto the aeroplane. Various shots as it taxis and takes off as everyone cheers and waves enthusiastically.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    983.13
    Media URN:
    18108
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    03/10/1938
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:02:00 / 01:21:24:00
    Canister:
    38/79

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The plane Chamberlain is boarding is a Lockheed Model 14 Super Electra.

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