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  • Short Summary

    American politician Wendell Willkie visits General Montgomery in the desert.

  • Description

    Northern Africa.

    Car arriving bringing American politician Wendell Willkie to desert outpost. Various shots of Mr Willkie meeting General Bernard Montgomery. They enter Monty's caravan. Mr Willkie and Monty posing on the steps of the caravan.

    Various shots of General Montgomery showing Mr Willkie some of the men and equipment that he has under his command. They climb up onto tank.

    Various shots of Mr Willkie along with General Montgomery and Air Marshal Arthur Coningham meeting more troops and seeing some American troops at a forward air base.

    They then fly off in a captured Grasshopper plane which now has RAF (Royal Air Force) markings. They leave the plane after landing. More shots of Mr Willkie meeting more troops.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1811.10
    Media URN:
    60641
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:03:00 / 01:43:01:00
    Canister:
    UN 319 B

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