S.H.A.P.E. Headquarters, Marne, France.
EISENHOWER HANDS OVER TO RIDGWAY.
GV. Ceremony in ground of S.H.A.P.E. Headquarters. LS British troops on parade. LS. General Matthew B Ridgway (c-in-c Atlantic Pact Forces) and General Dwight Eisenhower (Republican Presidential candidate and later US President) on speakers platform, saluting. MS. Group (Montgomery, Marshal Juin (c-in-c of Atlantic Pact armed forces in central Europe) and U.S. Admiral.) CU. Juin saluting. CU. Montgomery saluting. MS. Eisenhower and Ridgway on platform saluting. MS. Montgomery amongst group saluting. LS. GV. Audience seated listening to speech. LS. GV. Pan troops standing at ease listening to speech. LS. Eisenhower standing on platform. MS. Montgomery seated listening to speech. MS. General Juin listening to speech. LS. Ridgway and Eisenhower shaking hands on platform, and going down steps. LS. Ridgway and Eisenhower standing to attention on platform. LS. Ridgway and Eisenhower walking back to headquarters.