This video has no sound
  • Short Summary

    Mountains in Turkey, Eisenhower with Turkish officials, children dance in traditional costume

  • Description


    Various aerial views of a mountain range in Turkey. GV of the mountain range, all the peaks are snow covered. Various shots of a Turkish Guard of Honour lined up on an aerodrome the mountains are in the background. Various shots of a group of children all wearing traditional costume. Various shots of Turkish officials on the airport. LS. to MS. of Eisenhower descending the gangway from his aircraft, U.S.A.F. military transport Boeing 707. MS. Eisenhower with the Turkish officials. Ground to air shot of a fly past of Turkish Air Force Sabre jets, pan down to G.V. of the Boeing 707 on the runway. CU. Eisenhower standing to attention with his hat in his hand. GV. of children dancing in traditional costume, travelling shot from car. Various shots of the procession of cars and motorcyclists escorting Eisenhower's car into a town, several good travelling shots of the crowds lining the roads. CU. Eisenhower stepping from his car. CU. of an army officer clearing steamers and confetti from the President's car.

    (Mute F.G.)

    Amendment September 2014: A user to the site writes that the film is actually President Eisenhower's arrival in Afghanistan in December 1959. Eisenhower carried out a tour of European, Asian and North African countries from 4-22 December 1959.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:34:00 / 01:41:43:00
    UN 3303 F

Comments (2)

  1. Unknown user says

    These pictures are from Afghanistan not Turkey, during Eisenhower's eleven nation tour in 1959. Please correct. Thanks. Mehmet Sagnak

    Report comment
    Report comment
  2. Unknown user says

    I agree with the previous contributor that the scene in this clip is not Turkey, but Afghanistan.

    Specifically, the airport seen is Bagram Airport in Kabul.

    "shots of a Turkish Guard of Honour" - no, they're the Afghan Honour Guard.

    The man pictured at 0:43 is King Mohammed Zahir Shah, (the last King of Afghanistan).

    Report comment
    Report comment

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment