• Short Summary

    Churchill inspects Czech soldiers with President Benes, Mr Harriman and Gen. Arnold.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Mr Churchill visits Czech Army in Britain".

    Location of events unknown.

    Panning shot along a line of Czech troops who are parading for the inspection, the troops are stationed in England. M/S of Winston Churchill, Dr Edouard Benes (president of Czechoslovakia), Mr Averell Harriman (FDR's special envoy) and Major General Arnold (Chief of the American Army Air Corps) as they arrive for the inspection. C/U of Colour of the Czech regiment. Various shots of Churchill, Benes, Arnold and Harriman inspecting the troops. C/U of banner presented to the troops by the American Branch of the Czech Federation of Gymnastic Clubs. More shots Churchill and co. inspecting the soldiers.

    Note: alternative spelling of Eduard Benes.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1113.24
    Media URN:
    38769
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    24/04/1941
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:03:00 / 01:27:48:00
    Canister:
    41/33

Comments (2)

  1. pioneer10 says

    This is unbelievable!!! I viewed this clip as my father was one of those Czech soldiers on parade as he trained at Lemington Spa where this film was made.
    Believe it or not, amongst all those thousands of soldiers there, your camera has focused on a soldier in the front line (your stills 33 and 34 seconds ( the only soldier you focused on ). My family is 99.9% convinced that this is my late father Eugene Ponger.When comparing this pic with pics of him pre war, the likeness is the same. What a small minimal chance that this could happen, that he would appear on film and he would come to light again for us 71 years later!!!! Brithish Pathe, do you have written records where you actually recorded the name of this soldier for confirmation. Anyway thanks a lot for preserving this film. John

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  2. British Pathé says

    You're welcome pioneer10! Glad you have found a family member in our clips. Unfortunately, we have no records available for this. Has anyone spotted anyone else in the clip?

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