• Short Summary

    Speech by King George VI broadcast at Christmas 1939.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - dates unclear or unknown.

    Sound only - speech by King George VI broadcast at Christmas 1939. His stutter / stammer / speech impediment is quite obvious. He speaks about the ideas of peace brought forward by Christmas and how they contrast with the war. He talks about the various armed forces and their courage. He makes special note of the forces of the Empire / Commonwealth and of the BEF (B.E.F. - British Expeditionary Force). He talks of the cause of Christian civilisation binding the peoples of the free world. He talks of the dark times to come. He ends with a quote calling on the Almighty hand of God to guide people in the coming year.

    The broadcast ends with the National Anthem.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    590.02
    Media URN:
    59270
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:09:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:10:00 / 01:13:39:00
    Canister:
    UN 159 E

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