• Short Summary

    Great footage of Churchill speaking to huge crowd of people outside Bradford Town Hall.

  • Description

    Titles read: "MR CHURCHILL IN YORKSHIRE".

    Bradford, Yorkshire.

    M/S pan with Prime Minister Winston Churchill in an open car as he drives through the crowded streets of Bradford. On the steps of Bradford Town Hall Churchill, surrounded by officials, speaks to the enormous crowd.

    He talks of the events of the past month of November and mentions the progress of the war in several areas of the world. He goes on to say that what he has felt during this month is the feeling of gladness that we are engaging the enemy closely and not leaving an undue burden to be borne by the Russians, who have carried this immense struggle through the whole of this year and a large part of last year.

    He cautions that our enemies are powerful and that their hope is now to prolong the struggle so that differences will arise between the allies and the democracies will weary of the war. He echoes his own words of nearly 30 years ago, "Let us go forward together and put these grave matters to the proof".

    At the end of his speech the crowd are conducted by a bandleader in a rousing chorus of "For He's A Jolly Good Fellow".

    Note: this is great footage of a stirring and natural Churchill speaking to the people of Britain - more effective than when addressing a hall of politicians and stuffed shirts (in the humble opinion of this cataloguer).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1344.27
    Media URN:
    44357
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    10/12/1942
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:23:00 / 01:55:13:00
    Canister:
    42/99

Comments (1)

  1. Barry Hoffbrand says

    I remember seeing Churchill in an open car on Manningham Lane at Drewton Street outside the department store Busby\'s. I was 8 and a half at the time.

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