• Short Summary

    Winston Churchill greets the HMS Exeter on its return after the Battle of the River Plate.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "HMS Exeter Home".

    Plymouth, Devon

    GV HMS Exeter at sea.

    VS of the Cruiser H.M.S. Exeter coming into dock with cut away shots of cheering crowds on the quay.

    CU Captain Bell speaking about the Battle of the River Plate and the excellent conduct of his crew during the action against the Graf Spee.

    VS. including CUs of Winston Churchill and Sir Dudley Pound boarding the Exeter and being greeted by the officers of the deck of the warship. Sir John Simon with Mrs Clementine Churchill also come on board.

    CU of a seaman on the Exeter talking about the battle. VS. of shell damage to the Exeter with the sound of Churchill's speech over - no sync. sound.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1035.39
    Media URN:
    20613
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    19/02/1940
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:43:01:00 / 01:45:11:00
    Canister:
    40/15

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