Various shots of the first meeting of the North Atlantic Defence Committee at which American Defence Secretary, Louis Johnson, makes a speech.
Unused / unissued material - dates and locations may be unclear or unknown.
Full title reads: "Atlantic Defense Council Meets"
The Pentagon, Washington DC, United States of America / USA
LS The first meeting of the North Atlantic Defence Committee (later NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) in session. MS. US Defence Secretary Louis Johnson (Chairman) rising. LS. Johnson preparing to speak. 'We in the United States, gentlemen, insist that peace today can be chiefly assured through strength. Our combined military strength and economic strength. Your presence here indicates that you and your governments are ready and eager to work with us of the United States to that end'. (Nat. sound).
Note: "Date received" on original paperwork reads: 12/10/1949. There is commentary.