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    Geneva, Switzerland.

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    MS. John Foster Dulles Republican Secretary of State speaking into microphone (nat. snd.) "I was happy to be able to be here during the first days of the Conference; In my place General Bedell-Smith, United States Under Secretary of State will carry on as head of the United States Delegation General Smith's experience on both military and diplomatic affairs enables him to deal with authority with the type of questions which will come before the Geneva Conference. I believe that the Korean phase of the conference has made a good start, it could lead to formulating the decisive issues. It is my hope.....................Avion.....It is my hope and expectation that the Indo-China phase of the Conference was perfectly organized. I hope that it may lead to peace which will be compatible with the independence and freedom of the peoples of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. In my opinion, the South-East Asian areas of which Indo-China is, part is an area where the principle of collective security should be applied as it has been applied so well in other areas of the world, notably Western Europe. I shall continue to seek to promote that result. I believe that peace in Indo-China will be more rapidly obtained if it can be fitted into a framework of collective security. My final thought of that lead is of the gallant defenders of Dien-Bien-Phu they have put upon us the duty to insure that the sacrifices which they have made and are making, will not prove to be in vain, when leaving I wish to express, on behalf of Mrs. Dulles and myself our appreciation of the cordial hospitality shown us by the public of Geneva and by the Government and people of Switzerland. Thank you.

    (Dupe. Neg.) Comb.

    Note: sound not in sync.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:06:46:00 / 01:08:53:00
    UN 2613 B
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    UN 2613 B
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    Historical Figures & Celebrities Religion & Politics War & Revolution
    1 12 2009 feed CAMBO2
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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