March of Time -- outtakes -- Lord Vansittart
Books by Lord Vansittart on sale. EXT and INT of Vansittart's home. Vansittart interviewed. Present: Steve Laird (Time), George Slocombe (head of Anglo-American Press Club), Jacqueline Saix (Time), Mr. Siggall (Lord Vansittart's manager), Jan Jindritch (British War Correspondent), Lady Vansittart. Lord interviewed (several takes). [transcript of speech attached to dope sheet in departmental files]
Lord Robert Gilbert Vansittart was a British diplomat, author, and extreme Germanophobe. He was first secretary at the Paris Peace Conference and principal private secretary to Lord Curzon and to successive prime ministers. As permanent under secretary at the Foreign Office (1930-1938), he warned the British government of the growing military power of Germany and insisted that Great Britain should rearm. He was regarded by Neville Chamberlain as a hindrance to the British government's efforts to reach a settlement with Hitler.
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