• Short Summary

    President Dwight Eisenhower makes "State of the Union" address to Congress.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material. 1953?

    American newsreel item.

    President Dwight Eisenhower (Ike) first "States of the Union" speech to Congress, Washington DC, United States of America (USA).

    Various shots Ike being escorted by Taft and others making his way through House to rostrum. Congressmen applauds. CU Eisenhower speaking (natural sound), he talks about American Foreign Policy and developing the Republic of Korea. Aerial shot American fleet at sea. Eisenhower speaking - he announces that the 7th fleet will no longer shield China. Various shots of Chinese Leader Chiang Kai Shek and troops in Formosa.

    Ike addressing Congress - he talks about budget in USA. Congress applauds. Ike finishes speech by talking about defending American values. He turns to shake hands with Senator Joseph Martin (Speaker of the House of Representatives) and Richard Nixon (Vice President of USA).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1950 - 1959
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:18:00 / 01:37:45:00
    UN 2496 B

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