Churchill’s 1950 Newsreel Outtakes

Humorous behind the scenes footage of Churchill in January 1950 preparing a newsreel for the upcoming British General Election

In this election Churchill’s efforts came to naught as the Labour Party returned with a narrow majority of only six seats. But Labour had lost 78 seats while the Conservatives had gained 85 seats, thereby laying a foundation for another election in the near future, one Churchill privately predicted would come within the year. “One more heave before the year is out,” he wrote to a friend. But the heave was not to come until October, 1951.

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