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Reel Number: 220735-04-P4
Year / Date: 1988,1980s
Country: England,United Kingdom,USA
Location: DC,Washington,White House
TC Begins: 16:33:04
TC Ends: 16:54:36
NOTE: FOR ORDERING See: www.footagefarm.co.uk or contact us at: Info@Footagefarm.co.uk 1988 - Color, President Reagan: State Dinner & Thatcher Toasts. 16Nov88 Pt. 4 of 4 16:49:18 Thatcher, SOF continued... “And I remember vividly the feeling of sheer joy at your election 8 years ago - knowing that we thought so much alike, believed in so many of the same things, & convinced that together we could get our countries back on their feet, restore their values, & create a safer & yet a better world. Together we've been able to demonstrate the truth of Winston Churchill's words about our two peoples in the House of Commons in the last days of the war, when there in the House, he said this: As long as our people act in absolute faith & honor to each other & to all other nations, they need fear none & they need fear nothing. 16:50:11 “Mr. President, you've been more than a staunch ally & wise counselor; you've also been a wonderful friend to me & my country. A friend whose cheerful bravery in the face of personal danger & of illness overcome we have all admired, & whose optimism & kindness have never been worn down by the pressures & preoccupations of your high office. Mr. President, it's when you believe in something as strongly as you do that you are given strength to take you through difficult times. And your belief has taken you through those difficult times. 16:50:56 “Ten years ago, Mr. President, in a letter to a young Republican, you explained what it meant to be an American, & in describing the personality of the people of this land, you cited Winston again, Winston Churchill's observation that Americans seem to be the only men who can laugh & fight at the same time. (laughter) Mr. President, you are one of those men - a combination of true valor & gentle good humor. 16:51:29 “In celebrating your qualities & achievements, I also pay tribute to that special person who stood by your side in all your endeavors. You don't need me to tell you, Mr. President, that in the First Lady of the United States you've had a companion & partner whose charm, dignity, & quiet but sure courage have won the hearts of millions (applause). We all thank her for the lead she's given in the war against drugs. She's inspired not only the young people of America, but the whole world. Nancy for that, & for so many other things, we salute you too. Looking back on it all, what do we see? I can do no better, Mr. President, than repeat your own favorite verdict on a film script: That story Sam Goldwyn once said, is wonderful! It's magnificent! It's prolific! (Laughter) 16:52:45 “So, too, Mr. President, have been the Reagan years. And we draw strength from the knowledge that your successor is someone who represents all that is best in America, whose loyalties to its values & its institutions is unswerving. We warmly congratulate you, Mr. Vice President & Barbara, on your victory. And we look forward to further great achievements under your Presidency & to working w/ you as a true & trusted friend. 16:53:28 “Mr. President, the nature of mankind is such that the struggle for freedom can never be over. But it's a tribute & a testament to your Presidency that as you leave office and make your way westward back to California, we know that you have brought to fulfilment the famous prophesy of an English poet: And not by eastern windows only, when daylight comes, comes in the light; in front the sun climbs slow, how slowly. But westward, look. The land is bright. Ladies & gentlemen, the President - the President and Nancy.” Toast. Applause. State Visit; Special Relationship; Anglo-American Friendship; State Dinner; Praise; Diplomacy; 1980s; NOTE: Up to any continuous 11 minutes of 16:33:49 - 16:54:35 sold at per reel rate. NOTE: Credit must be given to Reagan Presidential Library. NOTE: FOR ORDERING See: www.footagefarm.co.uk or contact us at: Info@Footagefarm.co.uk
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