• Short Summary

    Leaders from USA, USSR and Europe meet, General Smuts in UK + famines in India.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Front Page Men".

    Paris, France, India and United States of America (USA).

    Various shots of delegates arriving for the Foreign Ministers conference at the Luxembourg Palace, Paris. They are meeting to discuss former Italian colonies. L/S of America's James Byrnes, Tom Connolly and Senator Arthur Vandenburg entering and greeting Vyacheslav Molotov and Andrei Vyshinski of Soviet Union. France's Georges Bidault already sits at the conference table. M/S of Ernest Bevin. M/S of Connally and Byrnes. M/S of Vyshinski and Molotov. M/S of Bidault.

    C/U of Field Marshal General Jan Smuts. He arrives in Britain for Imperial Conference. M/S of Smuts speaking to reporters on quayside at unidentified port. Gives goodwill message to UK from South Africa (natural sound).

    C/U of English newspapers announcing food cuts. Various shots of emaciated bodies of starving Indians. Emaciated Indian woman begging for food. Indian children eating food scraps from the pavement. C/U of newspapers announcing Indian famine deaths. Various C/Us of skeletal Indian adults and children lying on their backs, barely breathing.

    Various shots of grain being loaded into ships through conveyor pipes. Grain tickling through hands. C/U of Clinton Anderson, American Secretary of Agriculture. C/U of Mayor Fiorello La Guardia of New York giving passionate speech. He pleads with US farmers to release hoarded wheat stocks for the starving people of Europe and Asia.

    Note: alternative spelling of Vyshinsky / Vishinsky and Connally.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:46:00 / 01:37:46:00

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