• Short Summary

    ON FRIDAY, THOUSANDS OF CHEERING NEW YORKERS GAVE EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE OF ETHIOPIA, THE TRADITIONAL BROADWAY TICKER-TAPE WELCOME.

  • Description

    1.
    TV HAILE SELASSIE IN CAR RECEIVING TICKER-TAPE WELCOME.
    0.04

    2.
    LV DITTO (4 SHOTS) PAN TO CROWD.
    0.21

    3.
    CU U.N. SYMBOL (INTERIOR ASSEMBLY).
    0.25

    4.
    TV HAILE SELASSIE TAKES STAND.- SOF
    0.38

    5.
    SV HAILE SELASSIE BEGINS TO SPEAK
    2.16


    TRANSCRIPT: (SEQ. 5) EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE: "MR. PRESIDENT, DISTINGUISHED DELEGATES, 27 YEARS AGO, AS EMPEROR OF ETHIOPIA, I MOUNTED THE ROSTRUM IN GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, TO ADDRESS TO THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS, AN APPEAL FOR RELIEF FROM THE DESTRUCTION, WHICH HAD BEEN UNLEASHED AGAINST MY DEFENCELESS NATION BY THE FASCIST INVADER. I SPOKE THEN, BOTH TO AND FOR THE CONSCIENCE OF THE WORLD. MY WORDS WENT UNHEEDED, BUT HISTORY JUSTIFIES TO THE ACCURACY OF THE WARNING THAT I GAVE IN 1926. THE PRESERVATION OF PEACE AND THE GUARANTEEING OF MAN'S BASIC FREEDOM AND RIGHTS, REQUIRES COURAGE AND ETERNAL VIGILANCE; COURAGE TO SPEAK AND ACT, AND, IF NECESSARY, TO SUFFER AND DIE FOR TRUTH AND JUSTICE; ETERNAL VIGILANCE, THAT THE LEAST TRANSGRESSION OF INTERNATIONAL MORALITY SHALL NOT GO UNDETECTED AND UNREMEDIED. THESE LESSONS MUST BE LEARNED A NEW BY EACH SUCCEEDING GENERATION, AND THAT GENERATION IS FORTUNATE. INDEED, WHICH LEARNS FROM OTHER THAN ITS OWN BITTER EXPERIENCE."




    Initials JM/N/WH/GH


    EDITORS: PLEASE SEE PROD NOS. 7671/63 AND 7755/63.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: ON FRIDAY, THOUSANDS OF CHEERING NEW YORKERS GAVE EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE OF ETHIOPIA, THE TRADITIONAL BROADWAY TICKER-TAPE WELCOME.HE WAS ON HIS WAY TO ADDRESS THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY - THE FIRST AFRICAN HEAD OF STATE TO DO SO THIS SESSION.

    THE 72-YEAR-OLD MONARCH, RECEIVED A STANDING OVATION FROM THE PACKED ASSEMBLY.

    THE EMPEROR APPEALED FOR AN ACCEPTANCE OF THE UNITED NATIONS AS THE WORLD PEACE-KEEPING AND PEACE-MAKING ORGANISATION.HE CALLED FOR ECONOMIC SANCTIONS AGAINST SOUTH AFRICA AND PORTUGAL, AND GAVE A WARNING THAT IF THE U.N.DID NOT HELP IN FINDING PEACEFUL SOLUTIONS TO THESE PROBLEMS.AFRICANS WOULD FIGHT TO ACHIEVE THEIR FREEDOM.

    EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE HAD COME FROM WASHINGTON, WHERE DURING HIS TWO DAY STATE VISIT HE HAD DISCUSSIONS WITH PRESIDENT KENNEDY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6DC7K6ZHDNA2YAG5YEMWEIBOK
    Media URN:
    VLVA6DC7K6ZHDNA2YAG5YEMWEIBOK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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