• Short Summary

    Labour wins the election - Attlee becomes the Prime Minister.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "THE ELECTION SCENE".


    Burma. British troops in the Far East listening to a political orator who gets a bucket of water in his face. Various shots of the troops in the Far East recording their votes in the 1945 election.

    Lord Louis Mountbatten arriving back home from his command in South East Asia. Mountbatten kissing Lady Patricia Mountbatten, his wife and his daughter. Close up shot of Lord Mountbatten and family entering car.

    Winston Churchill with daughter Mary alighting from plane. Churchill kissing his wife. Close up shot of Churchill with cigar, he raises his hat. Close up shot of sign reading 'Churchill 27,688 - Hancock 10,488'.

    Herbert Morrison being congratulated on his election victory at East Lewisham. Close up shot of Herbert Morrison. Ernest Bevin, Socialist Foreign Secretary, and little girl Susan Hare opening Merchant Seamen's Bungalows at Limpsfield, Surrey. Close up shot of Bevin.

    Close up shot of still photograph of Winston Churchill. Close up shot of still photograph of the leader of the Labour party Clement Attlee.

    Various shots of Attlee speaking at Transport House on Labour policy after winning the election (natural sound): "The sweeping victories throughout the country mark an epoch in the political life of this country. Never before have the electors shown clearly their desire that there should be in this country a Labour Government carrying out Labour's full policy.

    I am certain that this election has been one in which the electors have thought deeply on the fundamental question of the future, and they realise that Labour is the Party of the future, and that Labour's policy is the only policy that can lead us to peace abroad and social justice at home. The Labour Party's great victory shows that the country is ready for a new policy to face new world conditions. That it believes that Labour has the right policy, and also has the men to carry it out".

    (Mute & Track Negs.)

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    hd format:
    HD at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:54:00 / 01:23:01:00

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    Starts with troops voting in Burma - Churchill returns home defeated film of Morrison, Nye Bevin and Atlee speech to nation

    Report comment
    Report comment

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment