Unused / unissued material - dates and locations may be unclear or unknown.
American newsreel title reads: "New German Republic Is Born"
Bonn, Germany / West Germany
LS. High shot of street outside new German parliament showing banners on poles. MS. Cars driving up to the parliament building where people are gathered on steps. CU John McCloy, US (United States of America) High Commissioner, arriving for the session of the new German Republic, a federation of the eleven western states. MS. High shot, McCloy and another man entering the building. LS. Members of the public standing under awning on a specially built platform area, looking inside the glass-walled building. LS. Looking through glass at new parliament in session. In foreground spectators are watching through the window. CU Man looking in the window. LS. High shot, pan round the assembly. CU Sign - "Office of the US High Commissioner and Military Governor".
CU McCloy seated at his desk addressing Pathe viewers: "Forty five million German will shortly commence the task of governing themselves. The world will watch with the greatest interest how the Germans use this freedom after 16 years of dictatorial suppression." (Nat. sound). CU McCloy speaking: "Two World Wars have proven that the future peace of Europe depends upon Germany. It ought not require further violence to convince the Germans that their bid for European and world domination is for ever over. (Nat. sound).
Note: "Date received" on original paperwork reads: 14/09/1949. American commentary.