American President risks war with Communists by pledging support for Nationalist China.
White House, Washington DC and United Nations Headquarters, New York, USA and Formosa, Nationalist China aka Taiwan. Cut story with American commentary.
MS, CU. American President Dwight Eisenhower signing a declaration to defend Formosa the White House in Washington. CU. Eisenhower's signature on paper. CU. Eisenhower speaking. (nat. snd.) By so asserting this belief we are taking a step to preserve the peace in the Formosa area, We are ready to support the United Nations effort to end the present hostilities in the area, but we also are united in our determination to defend an area vital to the security of the United States and to the free world.
Big G.V. UN Security Council in session. LS. Public gallery at UNO. MS. Soviet delegate General Arkady Sobolev speaking. MS. Henry Cabot Lodge, American representative at the United Nations. GV. UN Security Council.
Various shots of Sabre Jets in flight and landing in Formosa. MS. Karl Rankin, American Ambassador to Nationalist China, with high officials watching. CU. Nationalist insignia on plane fuselage. LS. Sabres taxiing past. Various shots, Nationalist fleet in harbour. Various shots, Nationalist ships firing guns.