• Short Summary

    Commonwealth leaders meet in Colombo to discuss their attitude to Communist China.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Colombo. Commonwealth Agrees To Differ Over China".

    Colombo, Ceylon / Sri Lanka.

    GV Colombo building and street. SV Towards tram. GV Market place. SV Vendors in market. SV Two Singhalese selling oranges and eating bananas. GV Exterior Senate building in Colombo where conference will take place. SV Conference room windows.

    VS of leader of Communist China Chairman Mao Tse Tung inspecting troops. VS of boats in harbour in Formosa (Taiwan) off loading supplies for Chinese Nationalist forces. Shots of General Chiang Kai-Shek and Madame Kai-Shek walking down hill. MS of Madame Chiang speaking to camera. 'A few years ago he was exalted for the courage and tenacity of the fight he waged. Now he is pilloried. Russia will never know one day of peace in China. Russia will never own China. China will remain free.'

    SV Towards Dakota aircraft flying Indian standard taxiing at Negimbo Airport. CU Girl holding bunch of flowers waiting for Nehru. CU Local person garlanding Jawaharlal Pandit Nehru. SV Mrs Indira Gandhi and Mr VK Krishna Menon looking on. CU garlanding Nehru.

    SV Mr Lester Pearson (Foreign Minister of Canada) and his wife being greeted by official. Mr Sennanayake (PM of Ceylon) shaking hands with somebody in background. SV Towards Mr Malcolm MacDonald walking away from aircraft, pan as he is greeted by Secretary for Defence and External Affairs of Ceylon. SV MacDonald talking to Sec. for Defence. GV harbour. SV British Foreign Secretary Mr Ernest Bevin and Sennanayake in launch. SV locals waiting on quayside. SV Bevin and Sennanayake alight from launch. SV locals looking on. SV Towards Bevin, Sennanayake and party walking up jetty.

    (Library Scenes from UN 1598 and UN 1683) (Lav. & F.G.) (Orig.D.)
    Selected Originals exist for this item - see other records.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:15:00 / 01:07:32:00

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