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    New York, U.S.A.: GV U.N.O. building. LV President Eisenhower greeted by Madam Pandit. SV Ike & Pandit. TV Ike enters assembly. Pan shot Ike & Pandit move towards rostrum. Side V Assembly. CU Ike speaks:- (Nat.sd.) CU Ditto:-(Nat.sd.) Dubbing shot SV Ditto. CU Ike speaks:-(Nat.sd.) Dubbing shot STV Pan Assembly. LTV Ike receives applause at end of speech.



    SOUND EFFECTS.



    CU President Eisenhower speaks:- "To begin now & to continue to make joint contributions from their stockpiles of normal uranium & fissionable materials to an International atomic energy agency."



    CU.../The more important responsibility/ of this atomic energy would be to devise methods whereby this fissionable material would be allocated to serve the peaceful pursuits of mankind."



    CU.../The United States/pledges before you... and therefore pledges before the world, its determination to help solve the fearful atomic dilemma to devote its entire heart & mind to find the way by which the miraculous inventiveness of man shall not be dedicated to his death but consecrated to his life.



    GOOD SCENES. GV U.N.O. building. GV Ditto, Cameraman in f-g. GV Ditto. Angle V Front of ditto. GV Int. Assembly. SV, SCU, SCU, SV, SCU, Ike speaks:-(Nat.sd.) SV Ike shaking hands with M. Pandit, Dulles stands behind him. GTV Int. Ike & Pandit, Dulles stands behind him. GTV Int. Ike & Pandit walk to rostrum. LV Ike at mike. GV Ditto. GV Assembly. STV Pan Ditto. Side TV Ike at mike. LTV Side Ike at mike. GTV Assembly. STV Pan Ditto, applauding.



    SOUND EFFECTS FOR GOOD SCENES.



    SV President Eisenhower speaks:- "I have sense of exhilaration as I look upon this assembly. Never before in history has so much hope for so many people been gathered together in a single organization."



    SCU...I feel impelled to speak to-day in a language that in a sense is new - one which I, who have spent so much of my life in the military profession, would have preferred never to use, that new language is the language of atomic warfare."



    SCU...But the dread secret & the fearful engines of atomic might are not ours alone. In the first place the secret is possessed by our friends & allies, Great Britain & Canada whose scientific genius made a tremendous contribution to our original discoveries & the designs of atomic bombs. The secret is also known by the Soviet Union." SV..."The awful arithmetic of the atom bomb does not permit of any such easy solution 1/2" SCU..."Should such an atom attack be launched against the United States our reactions would be swift & resolute. But for me to day the defence capabilities of the United States are such that they could inflict terrible losses upon an aggressor for me to say that the retaliation capabilities of the United States are so great that such an aggressor's land would be laid waste - all this, while fact, is not the true expression of the purpose & the hope of the U.S."



    SCU...To pause there would be to confirm the hopeless finality of a belief that two atomic colossi are doomed malevolently to eye each other indefinitely across a trembling world. To stop there would be to accept helplessly the probability of civilization destroyed - the annihilation of the irreplaceable heritage of mankind handed down to us from generation to generation & the condemnation of mankind to begin all over again the age-old struggle for decency & right and justice.



    Personalities - Politicians; Atomic Energy; Dwight D 'Ike' Eisenhower (1890-1969), United States of America




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    Film ID:
    VLVAYD0N0HUMNZRE0ENQRUE9FQLR
    Media URN:
    VLVAYD0N0HUMNZRE0ENQRUE9FQLR
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/12/1953
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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