• Short Summary

    Winston Churchill sees the ruined cathedral at Coventry and visits an aircraft factory.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Prime Minister's tour.

    Coventry.

    The camera pans down the ruins of Coventry cathedral to Prime Minister Winston Churchill stood with the mayor and bishop, he walks through the ruins looking grim. The camera pans down church spire to Churchill walking along the street, people wave from behind lines of policemen.

    M/S of Churchill outside an aircraft factory meeting some of the men. M/S of test pilot Henshaw, holder of the London-Cape-London record, in a cockpit, he looks around at the camera. M/S of Churchill sat with wife Clementine watching the Spitfires flying overhead. The camera pans across Churchill in Air Commodore's uniform with Fighter Squadron 615, for whom he is honorary Air Commodore. He looks at new Hurricane aeroplane with four cannons.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1131.11
    Media URN:
    39351
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    02/10/1941
    Sound:
    sound
    hd format:
    HD Cam
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:09:00 / 01:15:26:00
    Canister:
    41/79

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