Arrival and interview of Harriman, US Ambassador-at-Large for economic co-operation, in Europe for the administration of the Marshall Aid deliveries
Heathrow Airport, Greater London
LS Pan, 'Constellation' aircraft moving along runway at Heathrow Airport. LS Aircraft moving into the dispersal section. Ground staff parking controller in foreground. MS Side view of aircraft taxiing in. CU Pan from aero-engine to nose, name of plane reads 'Clipper Invincible'. CU Harriman walks down steps from the aircraft. Greeted by American Ambassador, Lewis Douglas, at base. CU Harriman and Douglas shaking hands. CU Harriman. MS Back view of Harriman and Douglas interview, camera mounted on truck behind them. MS Side view ditto. MS Cameraman John Rudkin and Mitchell camera on truck, pan to interview. CU Side view of Pathe reporter, John Parsons, interviewing Harriman. CU ditto all, with Douglas in the picture. CU Harriman and Douglas leaving, side view. CU ditto front view. (Note: All previous shots are mute. All following shots have sound). LS 'Constellation' taxiing into dispersal area with aero-engine noises. MS ditto. MS Harriman coming down the companion way, Douglas greeting him. CU Pathe reporter, John Parsons, ushering Harriman and Douglas to interview spot. CU Interview with Averell Harriman, US Ambassador-at-Large for economic co-operation, on his trip to the United Kingdom and Europe in connection with the Marshall Aid deliveries, part of the European Recovery Programme developed by the sixteen nations of Europe.
Note: Date on original paperwork reads: 10/5/48.