• Short Summary

    Speech by King George VI on the outbreak of World War II.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - September 1939.

    Sound only material - speech by King George VI on the outbreak of World War II. He talks about trying to find peace but now that war has come about we have to fight for the sake of all that we hold dear. He calls on his people at home and across the seas to stand calm and firm and united in this time of trial.

    The National Anthem ends the broadcast.

    N.B. Paperwork dates this speech as September 3rd 1939.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    588.06
    Media URN:
    59243
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:06:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:12:46:00 / 01:19:13:00
    Canister:
    UN 156 G

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