• Short Summary

    American Secretary of War Mr Henry Stimson visits England.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "U.S. SECRETARY FOR WAR IN ENGLAND".

    Dover, Kent.

    Various shots of Mr Henry Stimson United States Secretary of War arriving at air base in England. He is met by General Devers among other officers. Various shots of Mr Stimson now presenting Congressional Medal of Honour to a Staff Sergeant Maynard Smith. Various shots of Mr Stimson now with Britain's Prime Minister Mr Winston Churchill and Mrs Churchill visiting the Welsh Fusiliers, their mascot goat "Billy" gets a pat. Various shots of the party taking a look at the coastal defences near Dover and the long-range gun called "Winnie".

    (Mute & Track Negs.)

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1089.02
    Media URN:
    38102
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    06/07/1943
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:29:00 / 01:02:54:00
    Canister:
    43/59

Comments (1)

  1. WickhamofWare says

    Another excellent film. Having seen a picture of Sir Winston Churchill and Henry Stimson sitting on a Wickham Trolley in the book Wickham of Ware published by The Rockingham Press which stated the photo was taking near Dover, I had wondered whether there were further pictures. Little did I imagine there would be a film. After discussions with various knowledgeable enthusiasts, we believe the railway section of the film was shot at Martin Mill Military Railway. This railway was located a little inland from St Margarets Bay and served, amongst others, two of the big railway guns, Winnie (featured in the film) and Pooh.
    Although we cannot definitively identify the Trolley, we are sure we can create a replica by modifying one of the Wickham Trolleys already in our collection. For & On behalf of The Rail Trolley Trust

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