Churchill visits Moscow, makes speech and meets Stalin, plus footage of Russian war effort.
Titles read: "MR CHURCHILL IN MOSCOW - FIRST PICTURES OF THE PREMIER'S HISTORIC VISIT TO THE KREMLIN ".
Moscow, Russia (17/08/1942).
Several shots of the Liberator Commando carrying Prime Minister Winston Churchill arriving in Moscow. Churchill leaves the plane and is greeted by Vyacheslav Molotov, Russian Foreign Minister. Averell Harriman is in Churchill's party as US representative; Sir Alexander Cadougan and others also present. M/S of the American crew of the Liberator. M/S Guard of Honour. (Few very brief sections of spacing / missing footage.)
Molotov, Harriman and Churchill stand together while the three national anthems are played. Good C/U of Churchill looking straight into the camera with his hat off during Russian anthem. M/S of Churchill as he takes the microphone and starts to speak (Russian subtitles over his speech). He talks of continuing hand in hand, whatever our sufferings and toils, like comrades and brothers until every vestige of the Nazi regime has been beaten into the ground, and the memory of it only remains as an example and a warning for future times. M/S Mr Harriman takes the mike and echoes Churchill's words.
The delegation get into a fleet of cars, Churchill gives V sign, then leaves. Panning shot of the motorcade moving down Gorky Street. Good shots of Churchill (in siren suit) and Harriman meeting Joseph Stalin. They sit and pose together. Molotov is also present.
Lengthy sequence illustrating Russian war effort: wrecked German planes in Russian fields; Russian tanks; Cossack troops marching along road; men and women in arms factory making shells, tanks, guns; new Russian anti-tank gun in action on test range.
Dusk at the Moscow Airport and the four day visit comes to an end. Churchill and his party board the Liberator and head back to Cairo. One of the watching Russians tries out the 'V for victory' sign. M/S of the British, Russian and American flags flying together.