• Short Summary

    Big Four leaders gather in Geneva for the 'Summit Talks' in attempt to ease the Cold War.

  • Description

    Geneva, Switzerland.

    Leaders of the 'big four' (Britain, France, USA and USSR) are meeting in Geneva to talk about their differences. GV. Geneva. GV. Palace of Nations. AS. Sign on post "Place Des Nations". GV. Palace of Nations. LV. The forecourt showing press and guards assembling at the main entrance. SV. Swiss guards outside the main entrance. AS. Swiss soldier on guard with steel helmet and gun. SV. Pan, British Prime Minister Sir Anthony Eden arriving and entering the building. SV. Mr Edgar Faure, the French Premiere, accompanied by French Foreign Minister Mr Antoine Pinay, arriving. Side view, photographers. SV. Marshal Nikolai Bulganin, Soviet Prime Minister arriving and getting out of car followed by Nikita Kruschev, the Communist Party's First Secretary. Bulganin and Kruschev walk towards camera, smiling. Soviet Minister of Foreign Affairs Vyacheslav Molotov walks into picture accompanied by Marshal Georgi Zhukov, Soviet Defence Minister. Bulganin disappears into doorway but is called out again by Kruschev and Molotov. They all face camera and smile happily. SV. Pan, US President Dwight Eisenhower arriving and getting out of car followed by Mr John Foster Dulles, American Secretary of State. Pan as they walk into building. Ike smiles and waves. GV. Through archway of the building. GV. Interior, journalists and others assembling outside the conference room. GV. The 'big four' seated around the conference table accompanied by their aides, & nearer shot. CU. Eisenhower seated at table, Dulles on his right. CU. Eden talking to Harold Macmillan, his Foreign Secretary. SV. Faure seated with Mr Pinay and aides. CU. Edgar Faure. STV. Bulganin seated at conference table with Molotov on his left and Kruschev on his right. CU. Eisenhower with glasses on looking at paper. STV. Pan, conference table, from Eden and his delegates to Marshal Bulganin leaning on table in a serious mood. GV. Big Four Conference in progress.

    (F.G.) (Orig. "A")

    Note: Alternative spelling: Zukow / Zhukov, Vyacheslav / Wjatscheslav, Kruschev / Khruschev.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:26:00 / 01:30:39:00

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