Ike opens SHAPE HQ near Paris - he is helped by French President Auriol.
Unissued / Unused material -
Title reads: "Ike Dedicates His Pact HQ To Peace".
Marly, Near Paris, France.
MS General Dwight D Eisenhower welcoming French President Vincent Auriol. LS The ceremony taking place in front of the new NATO HQ building (SHAPE). MS Foreign troops (in ceremonial uniform. LS Ike and Pres. Auriol inspecting. Back view - Cameramen photographing large group of officials etc., standing in front of the new building. LS. Eisenhower speaking (nat. snd.) 'In our history, this is the first time that Allied headquarters has been set up in peace to preserve peace, and not to wage war'. LS Raising Flags. MS Group of Allied soldiers standing 'at ease'. (A British Soldier and American WAC and GI and a continental soldier - Belgian.?) LS Flags of the Atlantic pact Nations, flying. LS Eisenhower and Pres. Auriol. LS Eisenhower and Pres. Auriol. MS pan - flags of the Atlantic pact nations.
(Comb. F.G.) Old record suggests material dates from around 01/07/1951.
SHAPE stands for Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe.