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    Conference in session at Luxembourg and cabinet members being shown around steel works.

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    Arbed-Belval plant, Esch, Luxembourg (Luxemburg).

    Possible cabinet members - Mr Vehrer (Luxembourg), Mr Spurembourg (Netherlands), Mr Potthoff (Western Germany), Jean Monnet, Mr Konlstam, Giacchero (Italy), M Finet (Belgium), Etzel Vice President (Germany), Coppe (Belgium).

    Enclosed is a newspaper cutting and documentation states - a molten stream of French ore, Belgian limestone, Dutch and German coke watched over by Italian labour and pouring out of a Luxembourg blast furnace marked the formal opening of the common market for steel of these six European countries (European coal and steel community). If the 'common market' works as intended by the High Authority it will have a unique opportunity to do it better and cheaper and in greater output in a custom free, quota free market of all the six nations, free of trade restrictions under a 50 year treaty.

    LS. Several shots Luxembourg. LS. MS. Conference in session. LS. GV. Arbed-Belval steel works at Esch. LS. Conference members entering steel works and posing for photographers (Jean Monnet?). Various shots, conference members walking round inspecting foundry. LS. Interior shots of the process of steel making. LS. GV. Train loaded with steel bars pulling up at a railway siding. Passing through Jgel, guards watching.


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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:56:16:00 / 02:00:48:00
    UN 2528 A

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