• Short Summary

    President Nixon outlines new initiate for peace in Indochina through negotiation and cease-fire

  • Description

    The White House (?) United States of America

    October 7, 1970

    Medium shot of President Nixon and his cabinet seated around table. Exterior of senate (?) building. Various medium close-up shots of Nixon preparing to deliver speech concerning peace in South East Asia. He animatedly yawn just before the announcer states that they are on air. Medium close-up of President Nixon as he delivers speech. "Good evening my fellow Americans. Tonight I would like to talk to you about a major new initiative of peace...in Indochina". The president further calls for a ceasefire that would not signal an end to conflict but would nevertheless "accomplish one goal that all of us have been working toward, an end to the killing". Medium close-up and close-ups as president outlines three-tiered principles for peace in South East Asia. Speech Ends. President smirks and asks the press to "come in for their usual picture".

    Note: This speech appears to be made just prior to the 'Peace with Honor" speech in early 1973, although there is no supproting documentation to accompany this story.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1972 - 1973
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:03:00 / 01:17:14:00
    UN 4612 B

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