• Short Summary

    American Politician Wendell Willkie speaks about aid to Britain during the War.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - dates unclear or unknown.

    United States of America (USA).

    Various shots in people waiting in lobby of conference hall (possibly a building on Capitol Hill in Washington DC) to be allowed in. One woman sits knitting.

    American Politician Wendell Willkie is patted on the back as he makes his way through the waiting crowds.

    Various shots of Willkie in the crowded room - it looks like a very well attended hearing of a Congressional Committee.

    Willkie makes a statement to the committee about aid to Britain: - I cannot pledge that aid to Britain will not involve America in war. But in my opinion the aid to Britain, if effective, is the best chance for us to keep out of War. ... Hitler will make war on us if and when he likes, but is less likely to while Britain stands ... we should supply Britain with five to ten destroyers a month to be effective ... I hope this bill is adopted so America can stand united to help all fight for liberty.

    N.B. This item was originally known as UN 170 F.

    Alternative spelling for search purposes - Wendel Wilkie.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:58:41:00 / 02:01:21:00
    UN 170 G

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