• Short Summary

    President Elect Eisenhower visits United Nations and South Korean troops on the front.

  • Description

    Seoul, South Korea.

    Crowd of people move under arch with sign that reads "Strengthen Republic of Korea".

    Crowds with flags and banners. CU one banner painted with picture of American President-elect Dwight D Eisenhower 'Ike'. Various shots of crowds.

    Exterior of building with crowd below. A banner hangs from the building - 'Welcome President Elect Eisenhower - Drive Away The Chinese Reds!' SV of Dr Syngman Rhee, President of the Korean Republic, speaking from balcony. Crowds wave flags and cheer.

    Aerial views over Korean mountains. Troops salute. SV. Ike leaves Plane and being greeted by Major General Pollock. & SCU. General Mark Clark (United Nations 'UN' Commander in Korea) is also there to greet him. Ike is wearing cold weather combat gear. He meets several soldiers. His son, John Eisenhower is shown with him in one shot. South Korean soldiers are inspected by Eisenhower. British soldiers march past Eisenhower. French troops and then Commonwealth troops march past. Major General West chats with Eisenhower (It is very cold - their breath is freezing in the air.)

    SV. Ike/Syngman Rhee and officers watching demonstration. CU. Ike chats to Rhee and looking through glasses. LV. Smoke on hillside. SV. Rhee present South Korean Flag to Ike.

    (F.G.) (Orig., 'B')

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:49:00 / 01:18:12:00

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