• Short Summary

    Wendell Wilkie talks to Londoners in municipal air raid shelter during a Blitz.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Mr Wilkie wants to know".

    London.

    Wendell Wilkie talks to local people in air raid shelter during a Blitz.

    Natural sound. Various shots inside a municipal shelter (looks like Underground Station). The shelter is crowded with people on bunks. Wendell Wilkie enters accompanied by journalists. He wears an Air Raid Warden's tin hat. Wilkie chats to a man sitting on a bunk. Wilkie comments on good spirit and bravery of people of Britain. The people in the shelter cheer and sing "For He's A Jolly Good Fellow". Wilkie talks to camera about the high morale of the British which Hitler will never beat and how America will help England win.

    Note: Wilkie is Republican Politician and ex-presidential candidate.

    Note: good item for showing Londoner's spirit during the Blitz.

    Note: alternative spelling of Willkie.

    Amendment June 2011:
    Mr Williams, the young lad next to the old man being interviewed, has written in to say that this was filmed underneath Methodist Central Hall just off Parliament Square.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1069.03
    Media URN:
    37767
    Group:
    Unissued / unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    03/02/1941
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:14:00 / 01:04:25:00
    Canister:
    41/10

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