• Short Summary

    Lord Halifax and his wife leave for America. They make statements to the cameras.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - dates unclear or unknown.

    Various shots of British Politician Lord Halifax and Lady Halifax boarding a fishing boat which will take them to meet warship at start of their journey to America.

    Various shots of Winston Churchill watching their boarding with interest from wheel house of the small boat. Lady Clementine Churchill is also there to see them off. Ship named "Coreopsis". Aerial view flying over battleship at sea, also from alongside. MS. Halifax aboard war ship. MS. & CU. Halifax seated gives statement to American press.

    He speaks into camera and says: "We have a rough, difficult, and perhaps long road in front of us, but the British people are united as never before, and I have no doubt with your help we can win through and so save the causes on which your civilisation and ours both depend'.

    CU Lady Halifax speaks into camera. She says: 'I can tell you that the women of Great Britain will always be grateful for the wonderful generosity of the American people in their gifts of all kinds to war relief'.

    (This story may be after his appointment as Ambassador to U.S. on December 28 1940).

    N.B. This item was originally known as UN 170 E.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:57:01:00 / 01:58:36:00
    UN 170 F

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