• Short Summary

    Day two's news sensations began by Mr. Khruschev's impromptu press conference on the pavement outside?

  • Description


    LV Khruschev's pavement press conference
    0.07


    SV Press
    0.09


    SV K talks to press
    0.11


    CU Ditto
    0.14


    CU Malinovsky
    0.19


    CU K waves
    0.27


    SV K through crowd
    0.36


    SV Women at windows
    0.38


    LV Crowd in street pan to photographers
    0.42


    SV K & M in car leave Russian Embassy for drive
    0.53


    TV Macmillan arrives by car at Elysee
    0.58


    SV Mac out of car, up steps
    1.07


    TV Eisenhower's car arrives,
    1.14


    SV Ike out of car, up steps, greeted
    1.22


    SV Herter up steps, into Elysee
    1.28


    GV Pressmen await news at Palais de Chaillot
    1.33


    2 scenes: Pressmen on telephones
    1.41


    SV Press by phone booths
    1.44


    SV Reporters pick up press releases
    1.48


    CU pan from pressmen to television set
    1.54


    CU Man reading paper
    1.58


    LV Press walk towards in Chaillot hall
    2.03


    GV Elysee
    2.05


    SV Mac & Ike down steps, into car
    2.27


    CU Cameraman
    2.28


    GV Cars leave Elysee
    2.32



    Initials JRG/V JRG/JH


    (EDITORS: 3269/60 "Khruschev in country" refers)

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Day two's news sensations began by Mr. Khruschev's impromptu press conference on the pavement outside the Russian Embassy. Defense Minister Malinovsky was at his elbow. Surrounded by a scrum of cameraman and reporters Mr. Khruschev said NO to a Summit resumption unless Eisenhower apologized for the U2 spy-plane incident and punished those responsible for it. He added in an aside to Marshal Malinovsky if there was no apology he would leave Paris for East Berlin. No reporter asked if he meant to carry out his of-said plan to sign a peace treaty there. Mr. Khruschev looked cheerful despite the import of his words, then with a wink announced he and the Marshal were going for a drive in the country, later in the day.

    Meanwhile Eisenhower, Macmillan and Herter arrived at the Elysee for an hour's talk with de Gaulle. An empty chair remained empty throughout the talks - Mr. Khruschev's. It stayed empty throughout the afternoon despite de Gaulle's appeal to Mr. Khruschev to rejoin them.

    While Mr. Khruschev and the Marshal drove to the countryside to chat with peasants - Prime Minister Nikita S. Khruschev took the opportunity to sever a thick branch with a few powerful axe blows also - and sip wine at a village cafe, Eisenhower and Macmillan waited with de Gaulle at the Elysee for his return. On his return however Mr. Khruschev ignored the Elysee meeting, returned instead to the Russian Embassy and stayed there despite a promise to give a press conference. The Western Three waited two hours, then Macmillan and Eisenhower left together... a signal of the impending demise of the Summit.

    With nightfall over Paris, the Western Three remet at the Elysee - for the third time that day and after deliberation produce the communique of the Summit's diplomatic burial service.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAABZDX5W6QWS6DSQ7G8QS9W7A3
    Media URN:
    VLVAABZDX5W6QWS6DSQ7G8QS9W7A3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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