• Short Summary

    Truman signs North Atlantic Treaty - American Chiefs of Staff meet with British officers.

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    Full title reads: "Atlantic Pact Nations Go Into Action".
    Intertitle reads: "Twelve Nations Resolve to resist aggression as America plans to supply arms. Top ranking service chiefs discuss combined defence in Europe's Capitals".

    Washington DC, United States of America (USA). SV American President Harry S Truman, surrounded by Senators, signing North Atlantic Treaty. CU Treaty with Truman's signature. CU Senators Vandenberg and Alben Barkley watching. SV Secretary of State Dean Acheson and Senator Tom Connolly watching. SV Truman sitting down holding treaty before him, surrounded by Congressmen. LV exterior of Capitol Building, Washington. SV Congressmen sitting at tables at defence conference. CU Acheson. SV People listening. SV Sec. of Defence Louis Johnson talking. CU Johnson. MV Down table Johnson talking. Acheson and others listening.

    Northolt Airfield, Nr London. MV Truman's Personal 'plane, 'Independence' (Douglas DC-6) carrying defence chiefs taxiing along. SV Nose of aircraft taxiing along. SV Air Chief Lord Tedder, General Sir William Slim and Admiral Lord Bruce Fraser. MV Tedder, Slim and Fraser, standing by aircraft waiting for Americans to alight. MV Admiral Denfield alighting from plane. He salutes and shakes hands with Tedder, Slim and Fraser. CU Tedder, Slim, a civilian, General Hoyt Vandenberg and General Omar Bradley chatting. MV Admiral Denfield speaks on behalf of US Chiefs of Staff. MV Cameramen filming. MV Officers walk away.

    Ruislip, Middlesex. CU Chiefs of Staff of both countries into building. MV Towards high ranking American officers walking through hut. MV Elevated US soldiers walking towards hut pan to high- ranking officers. CU Gen Bradley shaking hands with GI. CU Bradley. LV Flying Fortresses flying overhead. SV G.I.s looking up at aircraft. CU English Group Captain pan to Admiral Denfield. CU Gen Vandenberg shaking hands with the Group Captain. Pan as he climbs aboard aircraft. SV Pan Bradley entering aircraft. SV American officers saluting. SV Pan 'Independence' taking off for France.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:53:17:00 / 01:56:01:00

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