American newsreel item showing Louis Johnson being sworn in as new US defence secretary.
Unissued / unused material.
American newsreel item.
Title reads: "Forrestal & Johnson".
Washington DC, United States of America (USA).
M/S American Chief Justice Fred Vinson swearing in Louis Johnson as Secretary of Defence while retiring Secretary James Forrestal looks on. C/U of Johnson with right hand upraised taking the oath. C/U Johnson and Vinson, both with hands upraised, they shake hands. M/S members of the US Armed Forces lined up for ceremony in centre court of Pentagon building. M/S as Johnson & Forrestal shake hands while Vinson looks on. M/S press photographers. L/S ceremony in court of Pentagon building.
Date given on old record is 28/03/1949.