Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister):
Mr. Speaker, I should
like to invite Your Honour and all hon. members of the House of Commons to a special screening of the film entitled "Desert Victory", at 10.30 o'clock on Wednesday morning. The screening will take place at the Capitol theatre, the management of the theatre having very kindly made it available for that purpose.
As hon. members are aware, the film "Desert Victory" relates to the advance of the eighth army to Tripoli. It was made under actual battle conditions by camera men of the army and air forces. Some weeks ago I received from Mr. Churchill a message in , which he said that he had just seen this vivid film, and would like me to see it, and that he was sending me a personal copy by air. Through some delay in transmission the copy did not arrive until last week. I have seen it and have been very deeply impressed by it. I feel that it would be a matter of unusual interest to hon. members to see this very remarkable motion picture before they leave for their homes at the Easter recess.
I am sure that the experience of seeing it will be an incentive to any who have that opportunity to do all in their power to help in the organization of the fourth victory loan campaign, which will begin a fortnight hence.
I might add that an invitation is also being extended to hon. members of the senate and to the members of the press gallery of this House of Commons.
Subtopic: SCREENING OF FILM OF EIGHTH ARMY OPERATIONS IN NORTH AFRICA