• Short Summary

    Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt hold meeting on ships in the Atlantic.

  • Description

    Item title reads - President and Prime Minister - historic meeting.

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

    Various shots from the bridge of the "Prince of Wales" looking at waves breaking over the bow as it heads out to sea. M/S of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Lord Beaverbrook, Minister of Supply, walking along deck of the ship. Officers take photographs. Various shots of Churchill seated at a conference in the Admiral's quarters with heads of the armed forces. L/S as anchors are lowered. L/S from "Prince of Wales" of the U.S. cruiser "Augusta". Various shots of Churchill and Lord Beaverbrook leaving "Prince of Wales" and getting onto small boat. Various shots as they are received on board the "Augusta" and the British National Anthem is played. Various shots of Churchill and President Franklin D. Roosevelt meeting, Churchill hands him a letter from King George VI. Various shots showing Churchill watching as boxes of tuck come aboard the "Prince of Wales" as a gift from President Roosevelt to all the crew. The sailors examine their bounty which includes cigarettes, fruit and cheese. C/U of a sailor eating a banana.

    Various shots of the "Augusta" and sailors onboard. Various shots of President Roosevelt onboard the "Prince of Wales" he listens whilst the band plays the Star Spangled Banner. M/S as Churchill shakes hands with Roosevelt. Various shots as they sit together and laugh. Various shots of religious service, sailors sing "Onward Christian Soldiers". Various shots of the sailors on deck. American sailors talk to British ones. Churchill stands with a group of American sailors. They sail back to the "Augusta" and wave as they go. Churchill strokes the ship's cat then stands at the rail of the "Prince of Wales" and watches the ship. C/U of the cat. Good back view of Churchill watching the ship with his foot on the rail.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:30:00 / 01:31:52:00

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