• Short Summary

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

  • Description

    1.
    Flags of member Nations
    2.01

    2.
    Chairman sits
    4.06

    3.
    Wide angle pan over delegates
    6.07

    4.
    M/S Aneurin Bevin of G.B.
    7.09

    5.
    Newspaper headline - "Pact is signed"
    10.06

    6.
    Zoom out from NATO flag and flags of other nations. Exterior Brussels HQ.
    17.00

    7.
    Map of Europe showing East/West infrastructure
    20.04

    8.
    Building of Berlin Wall
    23.00

    9.
    Weeping woman - Berlin Wall
    25.07

    10.
    Refugee dropping from East German house
    30.08

    11.
    East/West Sector barrier descending
    32.05

    12.
    Hungarian Revolution, 1956. Red Star falls from building
    37.02

    13.
    Budapest - tanks in street
    39.08

    14.
    Budapest - dead bodies in street
    41.07

    15.
    Budapest - weeping woman
    43.06

    16.
    Czechoslovakia, 1968. M/S Russian tank commander entering Prague
    50.00

    17.
    Russian tank in street. Local kicks it.
    51.08

    18.
    Prague street scene, freeze frame on angry young man shaking fist
    56.01

    19.
    Soviet Foxbats in sky
    59.02

    20.
    Soviet missile carrier on road
    1:2.04

    21.
    Soviet tanks on road
    1:5.04

    22.
    Soviet artillery firing
    1:7.03

    23.
    Soviet artillery shells exploding
    1:10.03

    24.
    Soviet submarines at sea
    1:15.00

    25.
    NATO radar scanner - Norway
    1:18.01

    26.
    Interior - NATO radar screen
    1:19.08

    27.
    Exterior - NATO radomes - Norway
    1:23.05

    28.
    NATO frigate at sea
    1:25.00

    29.
    NATO USAF F.15 Eagles air to air
    1:27.07

    30.
    NATO German Leopard tanks on road
    1:30.05

    31.
    U.S. Marine amphibious assault
    1:34.01

    32.
    U.S. Marine helicopters landing
    1:38.00

    33.
    NATO round table meeting in progress
    1:40.03

    34.
    Pan over delegates - Turkey, Portugal, Norway
    1:42.05

    35.
    Exterior, Vienna Congress-haus and flags
    1:44.05

    36.
    Interior W/A delegates at table - Vienna
    1:46.00

    37.
    Interior W/A. Helsinki conference room
    1:47.05

    38.
    Brezhnev signing - Helsinki
    1:49.05

    39.
    Interior W/A SALT II talks, Geneva
    1:50.09

    40.
    C/U Gromyko
    1:52.04

    41.
    C/U Vance
    1:53.07

    42.
    W/A Washington Conference Hall. NATO Ministerial, 1978
    1:55.05

    43.
    President Carter speaking to delegates
    1:58.00

    44.
    Mid shot, P.M. Callaghan and others
    1:59.00

    45.
    Mid shot Chancellor Schmidt and others
    2:00.03

    46.
    Mid shot P.M. Trudeau and others
    2:01.08

    47.
    Animation - NATO symbol with fifteen flags
    2:05.08

    48.
    RAF Harrier vertical take-off
    2:08.09

    49.
    Four Phantoms in sky
    2:10:05

    50.
    Two Jaguars air to air peeling off
    2:13.06

    51.
    NATO AWACS surveillance aircraft - air to air
    2:17.03

    52.
    U.S. Marines amphibious assault
    2:20.04

    53.
    NATO convoy at sea - eight ships
    2:24.04

    54.
    Mid shot NATO symbol on missile
    2:27.00

    55.
    NATO communication missile blasts off.
    2:30.00


    To the News Director,



    On April 4th it will be thirty years since the North Atlantic Treaty was signed in Washington.



    The film clip we enclose illustrates the thirty years of the North Atlantic Alliance (NATO). You will find timings, a detailed shot list and some list and some background notes to assist you in using this material.



    Should you require additional information, contact the NATO Information Service in Brussels at the address below.



    NATO Information Service



    For United States: NATO Information Service, Radio/TV/Films Sections, APO New York 09667



    For other countries: NATO Information Service, Radio/TV/Films Section, NATO, 1110 Brussels, Belgium.



    Tel: 241.0040 Ext. 2839.40 Telex: 23-867




    Initials


    Note: Shot 4 shows Ernst BEVIN, not Aneum Vevan!

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: 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:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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