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    Unused / unissued footage - dates and locations unclear / unknown.

    Cuts from newsreel 47/77 - UNO Conference.

    Eleanor Roosevelt nominates a speaker, describing him as a well-known economist - story is cut so cannot tell who she is referring to!

    General view of the beginning of the meeting with Dr A Ranha calling the company to order.

    Jamie Torres Bodet, Mexican delegate, addresses the assembly in Spanish as we hear a translation in English. Sound is very poor and it is hard to make out the gist of this section - seems to be talking about the International Veto.

    General (Catlett) George Marshall speaks at the podium, saying the situation can be summarised by the statement that more than two years after the end of the war, fruits of peace and victory are still beyond our grasp. He says we have not yet succeeded in establishing the basis of peace with Germany and Japan, nor have we restored Austria as an independent state. He talks of reconstruction everywhere, desperate need throughout great areas and the complex economic machinery that was put out of joint by the war not yet being back into running order.

    He talks of the supreme effort required from them all to break through the vicious circles of political and economic crisis. He raises the Greek Question.

    An unidentified man talks of India and the fifth committee then walks back to his seat amid applause - sound is very poor, it is hard to make out what is going on. Item ends abruptly while George Marshall is speaking.
    Sound very poor throughout.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:28:00 / 01:46:50:00
    UN 1815 B
    Sort Number:
    UN 1815 B
  • Appears in...

    Historical Figures & Celebrities Religion & Politics
    PostWW2 Culture in Translation: The Case of British Pathe News Archives that make use of translation
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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