• Short Summary

    Winston Churchill addresses the Canadian Parliament at Ottawa.

  • Description

    Titles read: "'SOME CHICKEN - SOME NECK!' MR CHURCHILL AT OTTAWA".

    Ottawa, Canada.

    Members of the Canadian Parliament stand to cheer Prime Minister Winston Churchill as he stands to address them.

    He starts off by telling that in a few months the Canadian Army may well be engaged in one of the most frightful battles the world has ever seen. He says "Hitler and his Nazi gang have sewn the wind, let them reap the whirlwind."

    He tells of his recent meeting with President Roosevelt (applause).

    He says the military leaders of France were misled by their generals at the time of the French collapse, telling that "When I warned them that Britain would fight on alone, whatever they did, their generals told their Prime Minister and his divided cabinet, "In three weeks England will have her neck wrung like a chicken". Some chicken (huge cheers). Some neck!" (more cheers and applause).

    March 2016: A visitor to the site has informed us that this speech was made on the 30th December 1941.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1314.27
    Media URN:
    43532
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    19/01/1942
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:58:38:00 / 02:01:48:00
    Canister:
    42/6

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