Ernest Bevin and Sir Stafford Cripps arriving to America for dollar talks.
New York & Washington D.C., United States of America (USA).
New York. MS. Luxury liner Mauretania arriving in New York (2 shots). MS. Britain's Foreign Minister Mr Ernest Bevin and Chancellor of the Exchequer Sir Stafford Cripps take up stand before microphone on the deck of the Mauretania on their arrival for dollar talks. SCU. Bevin and Cripps standing in front of microphones. MS. Cameramen. CU. Sir Stafford Cripps smiling. MS. & SCU. Battery of sound cameras (2 shots). MS. The Mauretania arriving in New York. MS. Bevin, Mrs Bevin and Sir Stafford Cripps posing on deck. MS. Mauretania (3 shots). MS. Bevin and Cripps in front of microphones. SCU. Bevin speaking. MS. Sir Stafford Cripps, Ernest Bevin and Sir Oliver Franks, British Ambassador, lined up before mikes. Bevin speaks - natural sound: 'We've come to the United States in order to make a supreme effort to establish principles for which we fought and for which we've struggled since the close of the war - the establishment of world order which harmonises our political activities, our economic and our financial. If we make progress in the political world as we've done in the recent months in the great measures that have been adopted in the Atlantic Pact, in the Brussels treaty, in the European Recovery and in all these great democratic measures, then we must, at the same time, get rid of the constant crisis difficulty rising from maladjustments and disequilibrium in the economic and financial sphere. In that spirit we're going to undertake our task in meeting the governments of the United States and Canada. CU. We have come to the United States to meet our colleagues here and our friends from Canada, in order that we can develop the establishment of one world, both politically and economically. We have made great progress politically, but as a result of the wars there is maladjustment, there is disequilibrium and we cannot ever hope to succeed in establishing peace in the political field, unless at the same time we establish order and trade and exchange an equilibrium in the economic and financial fields.'
Washington D. C. MS. Interior shot of the conference inside the State Department building in Washington. Left to right - Sir Oliver Franks British Ambassador, Sir Stafford Cripps, Dean Acheson US Secretary of State, Mr Bevin, John Snyder US Secretary of the Treasury, Douglas C. Abbott, Lester Pearson Canadian Foreign Minister, Hume Wrong and Paul Hoffman, Marshal Plan Administrator. SCU. Mr Bevin and Mr Snyder. LS. Delegates around table. SCU. Mr Snyder. MS. Douglas Abbott, Lester Pearson, Hume Wrong and Paul Hoffman. SCU. Mr Snyder and Mr Abbott. SCU. Elevated, Mr Snyder and Mr Bevin. MS. Mr Abbott, Mr Pearson, Mr Wrong and Mr Hoffman. Cameramen in background. LMS. The assembly round table. MS. Mr Bevin, Mr Snyder and Mr Abbott. MS. Mr Franks, Sir Stafford Cripps, Mr Acheson, Mr Bevin and Mr Snyder. LMS. Elevated shot of the assembly. MS. Mr Bevin and Mr Snyder. Mr Snyder speaking - natural sound: 'I want to extend to you visitors from Great Britain and Canada a very cordial welcome. I feel that on this occasion in an atmosphere of friendly and constructive conversation and discussions, that we can find some ground on which to work out the problems which are facing us today, not only in the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States, but in the world, and I think that these conversations can be most helpful and constructive to all of us.' LS. The assembly (2 shots). SCU. Mr Snyder and Mr Abbott. Mr Abbott speaking - natural sound: 'I too, Mr Secretary, wish to thank you for the very warm welcome, which you've extended to our friends from the United Kingdom. We from Canada welcome these discussions. We are very happy to take part in them. They follow on from the discussions which were held in London last July. The problems which we have to consider are ones which are of vital interest to my country, and like yourself I feel sure that the result in our finding some helpful way of meeting those difficulties.' CU. Mr Bevin speaking - natural sound: 'I want to thank you, Mr Snyder, for the very hearty welcome you've given us to Washington. We've come on a great mission, as you have said to try with your friends from Canada and yourself to make one more contribution in the solution of the world's problems. These problems are the inevitable aftermath of two world wars. We have to be patient, we have to toil hard, we have to work away until we are quite sure we've laid the correct foundation for the future peace of the world, to harmonise all our political actions, finance and economic actions, so at least, when we hand over, we can say we've made the world safer for the children that come after us.' Pan to Mr Snyder as Mr Bevin speaks. MS. Sir Stafford Cripps, Mr Acheson and Mr Bevin.
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Information found in the old record - Cuts 49/73. Natural sound - poor sound quality.