Ernest Bevin and John Snyder make statements on the success of dollar talks in Washington.
Washington D.C., United States of America (USA).
CU. Paul Hoffman, ECA administrator. SCU. Dean Acheson, US Secretary of State. MS. Group of delegates (2 shots). MS. Britain's Foreign Minister Ernest Bevin and John Snyder, US Secretary of the Treasury with Canadian Foreign Minister Mr Lester Pearson, Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Sir Stafford Cripps and Sir Oliver Franks, British Ambassador, in background, pan to include rest of group. SCU. Mr Bevin and Mr Snyder. Mr Snyder speaks - natural sound: "We feel that the series of discussions that have just been completed have been signally successful in enabling us to work out a basis to approach the solution to many of the difficult problems facing us today. We feel that these discussions, which we have just concluded have been exceptionally successful in enabling us to arrive at our original objective. We have found through our frank talks here that there are approaches that we can make, and have made, to enable us to solve many of the problems with which we're confronted." SCU. Mr Bevin and Mr Snyder. Ernest Bevin speaks - natural sound: "We've been engaged in this past week in the making of history. It will, I think, like many other events since the war, turn out to be a historic week. We've settled fundamental economic and financial problems and arrived at agreement on many points. We've achieved methods to carry on the work until we reach a greater and more important solution, and in that task a great spirit of understanding that exists between the three governments represented here, augurs well for the future peace of the world." (Last part of speech spoiled by background noise). SCU. Lester Pearson and Sir Stafford Cripps, pan to Sir Oliver Franks. CU. Douglas Abbott with hands over eyes. CU. Ernest Bevin (2 shots). MS. Delegates rise and walk away.
Information found in the old record - Cuts 49/75. Natural sound only, poor quality.