• Short Summary

    Cuts from newsreel 49/87 - Cornerstone of new United Nations building laid.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued footage - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.

    Cuts from newsreel 49/87 - Cornerstone of new United Nations building laid.

    New York, United States of America.

    Flags of all nations flying. General views of large crowd gathered amid skyscrapers to see ceremony. Elevated L/S pan over large crowd. Shots of new building. Motorcyclists escort car bringing President Harry S Truman to the site. L/S of Truman shaking hands with people (unidentified).

    L/S of crowd looking towards dais. Truman walks up to rostrum to make speech. M/S of Native American chiefs in feathered head-dresses, pan up to UN building. Pan from building down to Truman speaking. The foundation stone is lowered into position by workmen. Secretary General of United Nations Organisation Trigvie Lie cements the stone. Crowd looks on.

    Sound is intermittent.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2523.09
    Media URN:
    68055
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:33:24:00 / 01:35:12:00
    Canister:
    UN 2192 C

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