From the four corners

Accession Number F01475
Collection type Film
Measurement 16 min 13 sec
Object type To be confirmed
Physical description 35mm/b&w/sound
Maker Howard, Leslie
Place made United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
Date made 1941
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

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An incident of 1941 involving Private J Johnston of the Black Watch of Canada, Corporal W Atkinson 2nd AIF, Private R Gilbert 2nd NZEF and a passer by played by Leslie Howard. The passer by questions the men as to their background and why they enlisted to fight for Britain. He comes to the conclusion it is because they are all idealists. The incident originated with Leslie Howard and A G Macdonald.

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