• Short Summary

    SYNOPSIS: Washington - 4th April, 1949. Ten European countries, plus Canada and the United States,?

  • Description

    SYNOPSIS: Washington - 4th April, 1949. Ten European countries, plus Canada and the United States, sign a Pact to protect their freedom and independence. The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation - NATO - was born and since Europe has experienced 30 years of peace. A peace maintained despite the growth of the distinct ways of life.

    Communist control in the East, and democracy in the West.

    Two Soviet countries, Hungary in 1956 and -
    Czechoslovakia in 1868 aspired to freer conditions. They experienced only temporary freedom.

    Original NATO philosophy a desire to keep the peace remains unchanged. But Russia and the Warsaw Pact countries have continually increased their armed strength.

    Faced with such power and pressure, NATO must maintain a military balance - on land, sea and in the air.

    The Allied countries are dedicated to preserving peace. During meetings with the East in Vienna,
    Helsinki and
    Geneva, they pursue this task.

    A task in which
    Allied leaders are determined to seek detente and to control the risk of armed conflict.

    Today, NATO with fifteen members, is resolved to safeguard the uninterrupted peace Europe has experienced over the past thirty years.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3YQSPYXRJDJNDWIHXDQ9O0SHV
    Media URN:
    VLVA3YQSPYXRJDJNDWIHXDQ9O0SHV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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