• Short Summary

    British wives arrive from Suez to London - and so does Australia's Premier Mr Menzies.

  • Description

    London Airport.

    Wives and families of the British employees of the Suez Canal Company arrive at London Airport. SV. Women and children coming down steps from plane. SV. Small girl carrying toy. SV. Two women and two children with others behind standing on foot of gangway. SV. Group of evacuees posing in the doorway of the Customs. SV. Back to the plane, more families coming down the steps. Slip Pan - LV. Aircraft taxiing to a standstill. SV. Coming down steps of plane, Australia's Premier Mr Robert Menzies. SCU. Mr Menzies standing at the foot of plane. SCU. Pathe News camera. SCU. Interview with Mr. Menzies (natural sound):

    Reporter: "Mr Menzies, why have you cut short your American visit?"
    Menzies: "Well, I had intended to go back to Australia via Japan and some other countries but of course I've come back here because of the Suez Canal and the problems that it presents, and the conference which is going to be held.
    Reporter: "What chance do you think the conference has of being a success?"
    Menzies: "I haven't the faintest idea!"
    Reporter: "What do you think of Russia's reply to the invitation to attend the conference?" Menzies: "Well I don't know whether I've seen it yet."
    Reporter: "Well briefly, it is that she thinks that Egypt is right in nationalising the Canal and that we shouldn't have taken the action that we have, but she is coming anyway." Menzies: "Well as usual, I find myself in disagreement with the Soviet Union. But plainly, Nasser's action was wrong in every conceivable way..."


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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:41:00 / 01:42:05:00

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