• Short Summary

    As Polish crisis deepens British government holds emergency meeting, whilst France prepares for war.

  • Description

    Full titles read: "THE CRISIS"

    L/S to M/S Pan with King's car driving through Buckingham Palace. C/Us of Newspaper billboards "Britons leave Germany" and "Moscow Pact". L/S of crowds in Downing Street M/S of the Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain arriving at No 10. L/S of Houses of Parliament pan to crowds. Various shots of ministers and MPs arriving at House of Commons including David Lloyd George, and Lord Alex Douglas-Home. Various shots of crowds in Whitehall and outside Parliament.

    M/S Pan with the Foreign Minister Lord Halifax (Edward Frederick Lindley Wood) walking across Whitehall. M/S to C/U Lord Halifax in his office speaking about the right of peoples to live as they wish and not to interfere with others. He goes on to talk of Britain's duty to stop Hitler making territorial gain by force. But he says that Britain would prefer to settle differences by negotiation and work with Germany. He hopes "reason may yet prevail".

    Various shots, buses and train taking army conscripts, and scenes of army mobilisation in France. Various shots sandbagging St. Bartholomew's hospital. C/U Air raid warning poster. C/U of air raid siren blowing danger and all-clear signals. C/Us of ARP posters. Various shots inside ARP control centre for London area. Various shots of men signing on, and fitting uniforms. Various shots barrage balloon being hoisted in London park. M/S Mr. Neville Henderson arriving back by plane from Germany and leaving for London by car. M/S Henderson in Downing Street. Large crowds gather to here the latest news.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    hd format:
    HD at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:00:00 / 01:48:22:00

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