• Description


    Various shots of the delegates arriving and taking their places at start of the United Nations Security Council meeting. A man opening session - natural sound. He continues to talk about proposal to film all session of the UN meeting. He talks about possible discomfort during filming but he was assured by the press that they will make it as little disruptive as possible. Britain's Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin is not amused - he complains that 'it is jolly uncomfortable to be under these lights all the time'. French interpreter translates his words. Mr Bevin complains little more and that is translated. Australian delegate starts talking, he also talks about filming, where and when it should be done. He asks the council weather they wish to continue. They have a discussion about filming, French interpreter translates. They stop filming and the lights go off. Several high angle shots, from balcony. Various shots of the delegates during the session - this part is mute. Bevin with cigarette in his mouth.

    Names of some of the delegates are listed in the old record. They are Mr Stettinius, American Secretary of State and Mr Makin, Australian delegate who is in chair.

    Note - It is unclear which sessions of the UN conference are filmed - there might be some discrepancies and confusion since the only source of information (and not too reliable) are the old records.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:20:00 / 01:43:56:00
    UN 1320 A
    Sort Number:
    UN 1320 A
  • Appears in...

    Historical Figures & Celebrities Religion & Politics
    Culture in Translation: The Case of British Pathe News Archives that make use of translation United Nations London First UN Meetings
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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