• Short Summary

    Good story showing how Britain is preparing for the outbreak of war.

  • Description

    Full titles read: "IS IT PEACE OR WAR ? - PATHE REVIEWS VITAL DAYS IN BRITAIN'S HISTORY"

    L/S of Neville Henderson entering car which is surrounded by dense crowds. M/S Neville Henderson leaving his car and boarding plane for Germany. M/S to L/S Pan with plane as it taxis for take off. M/S Pan with the Queen Elizabeth's car as it leaves station after her arrival back from Scotland. L/S Queen's car entering Buckingham Palace. Various shots, government records being evacuated from ministry buildings in London. Various good shots unloading supplies at London docks.

    Various shots, food supplies being moved in lorries and barrows. Various shots, French Fleet at sea. L/S of map showing position of Italy. C/U Benito Mussolini. L/S's of German liners 'Bremen' and 'Europa' which are racing back to Germany due to crisis. L/S to M/S Neville Henderson's plane returning without him. Various shots of passengers leaving aircraft (aeroplane has 'British Airways' written over the door). Neville Henderson remained in Germany. Good L/S of Paris boulevard cafe. M/S of French couple listening to radio. Various shots, French reservists leaving Paris. M/S of small boy opening his suitcase. Various good shots children being evacuated in England.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1021.48
    Media URN:
    20436
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    31/08/1939
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:53:59:00 / 01:57:32:00
    Canister:
    39/70

Comments (1)

  1. peter_s says

    I found this incredible. The Prime Minister at the outbreak of the war was Neville CHAMBERLAIN. How could you not know that?

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