Defence Chiefs Forrestal, Royall, Sullivan and Symington pictured together.
Washington DC, USA.
Documentation states this is the first time the highest US military council has ever been pictured together. The Navy secretary Sullivan states that submarines 'not belonging to any nation of the West have been sighted off America.'
MS. The four defence chiefs: James Forrestal, Kenneth Royall, Sullivan and Symington seated with their Chiefs of Staffs behind them. Gen. Lucius Clay, Omar Bradley and another. CU. James Forrestal, Sec. for Defence. MS. The 4 chiefs chatting. SCU. Forrestal and Sec. for the Army, Kenneth Royall. CU. Sullivan, Sec. for the Navy. LS.G.V. the Senate armed services committee in session. MS. Senators seated at desk. MS. Forrestal testifying before the committee of the needs of the armed forces. MS. Sullivan and Royall look on. MS. Bradley and the Naval Chief of Staff listening. LS. Forrestal testifying.