• Short Summary

    Politicians from 12 Nations gather in Washington DC to sign the Atlantic Pact.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Washington - Atlantic Pact - 12 Nations Unite For Peace".

    Washington DC, United States of America (USA).

    LV Foreign Ministers entering the Departmental Auditorium. LV Ministers assembled on dais. SV Flags of countries signing. CU Map. Pointers sprout out to Pact countries.

    LV Foreign Ministers standing. President Harry S Truman enters. CU 'Voice of America' commentator. LS Ministers sit down. Truman standing on dais prior to speaking. SV Truman speaking.

    SV Cameramen. LV Paul Henri Spaak, Belgium, walks to table and sits down. SV Spaak signing Pact. CU Spaak's signature. LV Canada's Lester B. Pearson signing. SV Pearson pushing back chair. LV Gustav Rasmussen, Denmark, walks to table, sits down. SV Rasmussen signing. SV Robert Schumann (France) walks to table, sits down. LV Schumann signing. LV Bjarni Benediktsson (Iceland) sits down to sign. SV Benediktsson signing. LV Count Sforza (Italy) sits down. SV Sforza signing. Hands pen back. CU Sforza's signature on Pact. SV Joseph Bech (Luxembourg) signing. LV Stikker (Netherlands) signing. SV Stikker signing. LV Halvard Lange (Norway) sits down. SV Lange sitting at desk signing. LV Jose Caerio de Matta (Portugal) walks to desk & sits down. SV De Matta signing. LV Ernest Bevin & Sir Oliver Franks walk to table & sit down. SV Bevin signing. CU Bevin's signature with that of Oliver Franks', (British Ambassador to USA) underneath. SV Truman walks from dais, greets Vice President Alben Barkley. LV Barkley climbing onto dais. Dean Acheson, American Secretary of State, walks to desk, sits down and signs pact. SV Barkley and Truman watching Acheson sign Pact. Acheson rises.

    Cataloguer's Note: I think the Atlantic Pact is a fore runner of NATO - the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation - MD.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:04:00 / 01:47:53:00

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