• Short Summary

    Winston Churchill arrives back in Britain via Reykjavik after his meeting with Roosevelt.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Mr Churchill comes home.

    Intertitle - 'Filmed by the newsreel association of Great Britain with the co-operation of the Ministry of Information.'

    British Prime Minister Winston Churchill stands alone on the deck of the "Prince of Wales" and waves his hat as they pass through a convoy of supply ships from America. A 'good luck' signal is hoisted from the masthead of the battleship. The crew wave. L/S of Reykjavik in Iceland filmed from the ship. Churchill gets off and inspects Guard of Honour. M/S of the Icelandic flag. People cheer Churchill as he appears on the balcony of Government house. He walks past the crowds and they applaud. M/S as his car drives through. Various shots as he watches a parade of British, Australian and American troops. Various shots as he goes back to the dock and waves his hat at the crowds. M/S as he shakes hands with Iceland's Premier Herman Jonasson, the launch sails away and people wave him off.

    Mr Churchill boards the "Prince of Wales" and says that it was a pleasure to travel on the ship, and he has been very proud to share the dangers and efforts which are the daily routine of the navy. He gets off onto a launch at the end of his journey and the crew cheer him as he passes. Various shots at Kings Cross station in London, his wife Clementine gives him a hug and kiss, and Anthony Eden shakes his hands together with other officials. They all walk away and get in the car which drives from the station.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:38:00 / 01:42:58:00

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