The White Eagle, August 1940 – March 1941

The White Eagle is a film produced by Derrick de Marney and directed by Eugene Cekalski. The narrative is written by Val Gielgud. The story is told by Leslie Howard. This documentary was nominated for the 1943 Academy Awards.
Derrick De Marney and his brother Terence, both actors, founded Concanen Film Productions – Alfred Concanen, their grandfather, had been a famous Victorian lithographer – and produced several wartime documentaries. The White Eagle is one of these, and starred Leslie Howard as narrator. Concanen Films was also co-producer of  The Gentle Sex, together with Filippo Del Giudice’s Two Cities Films.

Leslie Howard appears in his “Pimpernel Smith” signature.

Leslie Howard narrator

I found this precious document on Youtube: it’s one of the many public domain documents uploaded by FootageFarm.

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