New Secretary General of NATO Lord Ismay speaks on NATO building opening.
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Secretary General of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) Lord Ismay speaks on NATO building opening.
Palais de Chaillot, Paris, France.
M/S of newly appointed Secretary General of NATO, Lord Ismay, seated at table with several small flags of all nations before him. New Deputy Secretary General Van Friedenberg sits beside him. Ismay makes speech. He says the first meeting of the new North Atlantic Council was held that morning. Their first task was to consider the question of a successor to General Eisenhower. He talks of their hearts being filled with gratitude and pride for what Eisenhower has achieved since he was appointed Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in Europe. (Cut and laughter before Ismay speaks again.)
He says Paris is now the permanent headquarters of NATO and that the city represents what free men have been able to achieve with their hands and their minds. He says he is very happy to have with him today Mr Van Friedenberg, the new Deputy Secretary General and talks of the different nationalities who have joined together in NATO. He ends by talking of all the efforts of this Atlantic Council being directed towards peace and security.
C/U of Ismay repeating the section of the speech from introducing Van Friedenberg to end.
C/U of Van Friedenberg.
Mute shots as follows - M/S of battery of sound cameramen at work. M/S of Ismay and Van Friedenberg arriving at table. C/U of Ismay. M/S of Ismay and Van Friedenberg seated at table.