• Short Summary

    Roundup of the political news.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "IS IT PEACE?"

    Orly Airport, Paris France. Several long shot of the soldiers carrying coffin with body of Count Bernadotte, assassinated UNO's Palestine negotiator towards hangar - probably out of plane. Secretary General of United Nation Organisation, Mr Trygve Lie, and another man looking on. Coffin is carried in front of long line of statesmen - General George Marshall, Britain's Foreign Minister Ernest Bevin and Canada's Prime Minister MacKenzie King are seen in line of mourners.

    Paris. Close up shot of the sign of UNO. Several shots of large conference hall with UN delegates from various countries gathered for the conference. Pressmen taking photographs. Ernest Bevin seated with board reading Great Britain in front of him. Russian (Soviet) delegates Vyshinsky and Gromyko are seen. George Marshall is seen amongst the delegates.

    Hiroshima, Japan. Several shots of the ruins of Hiroshima. Various close up shot of badly wounded and burned people being tended by doctors - some children are seen.

    Paris. Cut back to UNO conference in Paris. Vyshinsky talking about atomic energy. Another delegate talking. Close up shot of Vyacheslav Molotov listening. More shots of the discussions and delegates listening. Molotov talking. Soviet delegates disagree to international control of atomic power.

    Location unclear. Two men holding a sign written in Russian and English. Long shot of women seated in a room - they are Russian wives of English soldiers. Closer shot of a woman holding a baby.

    Berlin, Germany. Several high angle shots of masses of people gathered in Berlin. Close up shot of the women in crowd.

    London. Low angle shot of Big Ben. Several shots of the crowds at the gates of House of Commons greeting the MP's gathering to hear UN meeting report. Anthony Eden walks past camera as he arrives. Herbert Morrison arrives, crowd watching. Ernest Bevin arriving, crowd watching.

    Unknown, Britain. Long shot of the aircraft carrier at sea. Long shot of a line of battleships at sea. Shot taken from the aircraft carrier - several planes in foreground. High angle shot of several planes being pushed around on carrier. High angle shot of battleship at sea, towards camera. Close up shot of a man signalling with a lamp. Aircraft taking off carrier.

    United States of America (USA). Various shots of the America's biggest post war manoeuvres. Landing exercise - men landing from the barges and amphibious vehicles, planes flying overhead, dropping bombs, men taking cover etc.

    Unknown, Britain. Planes in the air. RAF (Royal Air Force) officer looking up. Several shots of Vampires in flight. RAF officer looking on. Vampire flies past. Formation of American Shooting Stars flies past.

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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:
    01:20:18:00 / 01:23:44:00

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