• Short Summary

    Tribute to long career of Winston Churchill - lots of library material.

  • Description

    Title reads: "This was a man".

    Intertitle: "In film spanning more than half a century we review life of Britain's greatest son, Sir Winston Churchill".

    Tribute to Churchill. C/U Churchill seated in chair. L/S Blenheim Palace, Churchill's birthplace. Interior; visitors look at bed where Churchill was born. Library shots: street scene c. 1896. L/S King Edward VII walking out of lodge and mounting horse. M/S Churchill making speech as young man. Panning shot King George VI and Queen Mary on their silver jubilee. King Edward VIII (Duke of Windsor) at cottage in Wales.

    Churchill inspecting home guard on horseguard's parade in 1941. Shots of London during the Blitz. Churchill walking through rubble on tour of bomb site, AFS men work amongst debris. Churchill on warship with Lord Beaverbrook. L/S American war ship. Churchill on deck of warship with President Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR), Mr. Casey and others. A stationary train in remote part of Turkey. Interior: Churchill talking with Turkish President Mr. Inonnu. Churchill's plane taxiing on runway, Tripoli, Libya. Churchill meets Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery (Monty), officers and British troops involved in victory in Tripoli. Churchill takes salute in march past of pipe bands and infantry in Tripoli's main street.

    Paddington Station, London. Churchill arrives home from his Middle East tour with Lady Clementine Churchill. Russian embassy in Teheran, Iran. Interior: Churchill presents Sword of Stalingrad to Soviet President Joseph Stalin and Klimenti Voroshilov (Commandant of Stalingrad?), Sir Anthony Eden is also present. Churchill trying on Persian hat, a gift from British Press delegation. Churchill with Stalin and President Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR), Eden stands behind them. Churchill at ruins of Chancellery in Berlin, Germany (1944/45). Looks at spot where Hitler died.

    Churchill attends christening of grandchild, Lady Churchill is also there. President Dwight Eisenhower (Ike), Churchill and Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery (Monty) at an El Alamein reunion. Various shots of Conservative (Tory) Party rally with Sir Winston speaking (natural sound). Various shots at No. 10 Downing St. on Sir Winston's 80th birthday. Various shots in Westminster Hall on the occasion of presentation for Sir Winston. L/S White House. President John F. Kennedy (JFK) with Jackie Kennedy and Sir Winston's son Randolph Churchill. An honorary American passport is received by Randolph on his father's behalf. Sir Winston in the South of France. Sir Winston's art show in London. Sir Winston on his retirement as Prime Minister, Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh (Prince Philip) arrive at No. 10 for dinner. Sir Winston greeting President Charles De Gaulle in London. Sir Winston, Monty, Eden and others at American Embassy where a dinner was held for President Eisenhower's visit. C/U very elderly Churchill.

    Note: large section of Times newspaper from 25th January 1965 containing lots of articles about Churchill is on file.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:26:00 / 01:17:34:00

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