• Short Summary

    As Germany recovers, Britain and US accept it as allied power - despite French objections.

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    GV packed hall with audience applauding. Nearer shot, packed hall, cameramen in background. LV audience applauding as Adenauer prepares to speak. CU Adenauer speaking in German. SV, SCU, CU & CU dubbing scenes, audience listening. SV audience. SCU men on platform. GV audience. CU Adenauer ending speech. STV audience applauding. SV Adenauer waving to audience. SV audience applauding. LV Adenauer waving. CU Adenauer waving. GV pan, steel works. SV blasting furnace. CU steel worker. CU molten metal going into crucible. SCU Adenauer and others watching. SV & SCU furnaces being fired. SCU men firing furnace. SCU steel worker. STV sparks firing from furnace. CU steel worker. LV German Volkswagen coming off assembly line beneath the number 50,000.

    Rheims, France.

    LV towards, start of the Rheims Grand Prix. TV cars racing towards. SV pan, Fangio driving No 18 Mercedes-Benz. SV pan, Karl Kling driving No 20 Mercedes-Benz, both soon well in the lead. SV pan, rest of field racing among themselves. SV Gonzales on a Ferrari No 2 rounding a bend, skids and bursts into flames. SCU mechanics pouring fire extinguisher onto Ferrari. SV pan, Fangio leading. SV pan, drivers have narrow squeak, some being forced up an escape road when Hawthorn's car shred its tread. Hawthorn pulled up a few feet from the crowd, but the other drivers skilfully nursed their cars on the track again and continued. SV towards, both Mercedes racing towards finish. LV towards, cars cross finishing line almost together. SV towards, Fangio pulling up in the winning Mercedes. CU German team manager congratulating Fangio. SV Fangio being congratulated.


    GV Houses of Parliament. SV No 10 Downing Street. SV Adenauer's car arriving at No 10. SV crowd. SCU Adenauer waves to crowd and walks into No 10.


    LS the 'Queen Elizabeth'. MS cameramen. LS Winston Churchill approaching microphones. MS Churchill speaking to Pathe reporter John Parsons. Parsons (natural sound): "May we have a word about your recent visit to America". Churchill(natural sound): "Well, here we are again back home and we've had a very pleasant voyage and very restful, and a great contrast to the strenuous but not at all unpleasant six days we passed on the other side of the Atlantic. CU camera. Of course, I haven't yet been able to grasp the reactions to our mission which have taken place over here, but no doubt we will hear something about it in the House of Commons in the near future, but I can tell you that by trying our best in the U.S.A. to make good understandings and solid agreements possible between us, we have not entirely failed and it would be great mistake to hold that everything happened all at once... nothing could come between the true and everlasting friendship between Britain and the U.S.A."


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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:15:00 / 01:32:50:00

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