Maltese Prime Minister offers his country to Great Britain - extraordinary!
BGV. Malta during the war. LV. Bomb blasted buildings. LV. Malta. LV. Bombed main street in Malta. SV. People walking past wrecked building. SV. Maltese soldier turning air-raid siren. LV. Planes bombing overhead. GV. Bombs exploding on town. AV. Enemy plane flying over building. LV. Bombs bursting on Malta. SV. Maltese people coming out of air raid shelter. GV. Completely wrecked buildings, down to rubble. GV. Malta convoy at sea. SV. Gunner looking through sites. AS. Enemy flying overhead. LV. Bombs bursting around convoys. TV. Guns firing from Destroyer CU. Two bombs exploding in sea along side aircraft carrier. SCU. Bombs bursting in sea. AS. British flag flying from mast (library footage).
LV. Maltese Prime Minister and his party in Kensington Gardens. CU. Minister of Agriculture Mr Cole, pan to Secretary of Labour Mr Cremona. Pan to the Maltese Prime Minister Mr Dom Mintoff, pan to Economist Dr Balogm - pan to Treasurer Mr Cruschieri (pronounced Cushkeeree.) SV. Complete group walking in garden towards camera with the Maltese Prime Minister in the centre. GV. Grand Valetta harbour in Malta. LV. Naval battleships in harbour. SV. Sailors painting side of ship. GV. Harbour. SV. Maltese Prime Minister Mr Dom Mintoff getting out of car in Downing Street and walking into No 10. SV. Interior Mr Cole, Minister of Agriculture, seated at table with Prime Minister Mr Dom Mintoff. CU. Mr Dom Mintoff speaking. GV. Naval ships in Malta Harbour. LV. Malta with archway in foreground.
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