• Short Summary

    Big Four Conference to discuss future of Germany - problems aren't completely over.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Big Four Confer On - Germany - Key To Peace".

    Paris, France. Four power Conference.

    GV Elevated exterior Palais Rose (or "Pink Palace") in Paris. MV British Foreign Minister Ernest Bevin's car arriving for 4 Power Conference. CU Sentry at the present. SV Bevin and party walk up steps and into Palace. MV Robert Schumann, France, arriving. SV Andrei Vyshinsky, Soviet / Russian delegate arriving. MV Towards walking shot of Bevin walking along corridor with others. SV Vyshinsky shaking hands with Bevin and Mrs Bevin. MV Towards Dean Acheson, American Secretary of State and party walking down corridor into conference room. CU French guard at the "present arms". GV Foreign Ministers in conference room being photographed by press. SV Acheson and advisers sitting at table. SV Vyshinsky and advisers at table. LV Across table Schumann and advisers. CU Schumann. LV Across table Acheson and advisers. CU Vyshinsky. GV Conference room.

    Russians Reimpose Miniature Blockade. LV lorry drivers sitting by road eating. Lorries in background. SV Wagon carrying two motor cars. MV Drivers reclining by roadside. MV Sir Robert Ingliss, British Transport Chief, alighting from car. CU Ingliss. LV wagons lined up by side of Autobahn. CU Water dripping from lorry as ice packing melts. SV German driver leaning out of cab window. LV. German police waiting in road. SV Pan up policeman showing rifle.

    Berlin, Germany.

    Transport Strike of West Sector Railway Workers who demand payment in West Marks. LV strikers meeting in railway yard pan to another group of strikers. SV Strikers meeting. MV Strikers throwing stones. SV Police fighting with man. MV Mob beating up man. MV Rioters slugging each other. SV Two policemen holding rioter. MV Police pulling rioter through crowd. SV Police taking another rioter through crowd. Hands grab hair and twist arm of rioter.

    New York, United States of America (USA). General Lucius Clay Retires

    LV parade in honour of General Clay, marching down Broadway. LV Clay and another man sitting on back of car. CU Clay waving from car. LV Clay walks up to platform in the American Congress, and stands before mike. SV Clay speaking. GV Elevated Congress with Clay still speaking. SV Clay speaking. Clay's speech. 'It is impossible to forget and it is difficult to forgive. We all remember that Germany started the aggressive war which has brought the world to conditions which we have seen during the past four years. One has only to revisit Buchenwald and Dachau to remember the extreme cruelty of the Nazi regime. The people who have been subject to such a regime cannot be restored to Democracy overnight nor by oppression. They can be led back to Democracy and to day they need the helping hand of the freedom loving democratic people of the world.'

    Paris, France.

    VS of delegates to Four Power Conference including Dean Acheson, Ernest Bevin, Andrei Vyshinsky and Robert Schumann. Photographers take pictures.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:22:00 / 01:45:46:00

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