Khrushchev proposes to test 50 megaton bomb & American reaction.
United States of America (USA).
Title reads 'Khrushchev Versus the West - A Timely Analysis'.
Moscow, Russia, Soviet Union (USSR) & Washington D.C., United States of America (USA).
GV. Assembly hall. LS. Soviet Union Communist Party Secretary Nikita Khrushchev makes his way to rostrum. LS. Khrushchev makes his ways to rostrum. MS. Khrushchev addressing assembly. GV. Pan as the assembly rise to applaud. Khrushchev has announced the testing of the 50 megaton atomic bomb, the biggest ever.
Intertitle 'Reaction in the U.S.'
MS. Sign outside building "Voice of America". GV. Control room of Voice of America radio station. MS. Japanese newsreader in front of microphone. MS. Spanish newsreader in front of mike. MS. French newsreader in front of mike. GV. TV conference room with American Secretary of State Dean Rusk. MS. Zoom out to long shot of Dean Rusk. GV. Pan around reporters. MS. Dean Rusk speaking on Khrushchev's proposal to drop 50 Megaton bomb - natural sound. He urges them to reconsider. CU. Dr Ralph Lapp, nuclear scientist seated at his desk speaking on 50 megaton bomb's effect on the world - natural sound. He is talking abut world impact of the test.
Date found in the old record - 23/10/1961.