• Short Summary

    General Clay retires, Alger Hiss trial opens and war correspondents retrace D-Day landings.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued footage - dates and locations may be unknown or unclear.

    Three stories from United States of America newsreel of 'People In The News'.

    Intertitles read 'General [Lucius D] Clay retires from army'.

    M/S of General and Mrs Clay stepping down from steps of house. M/S of General Omar Bradley, Chief of Staff shaking hands with Clay. M/S of Third Infantry troops saluting. L/S of guns firing salute. L/S of Clay standing up in open car, driving past lines of troops.

    Intertitles read: 'OPEN ALGER HISS PERJURY TRIAL'. Former State Department Officer Alger Hiss on trial as Communist Spy.

    L/S of photographers crowded round entrance to Court as Hiss leaves. Hiss (on left) with his lawyer, Lloyd Paul Stryker, posing on steps. C/U of Hiss. Back view of Hiss and lawyer with battery of press before them. Shots of Whittaker Chambers, confessed Communist spy who will testify at trial, walking along street. Hiss and wife walking down court steps.


    Shots of group of war correspondents with US President Truman - in grounds of the White House in Washington? General view of scene on Idlewild airport, New York as correspondents prepare to leave for France on the 5th anniversary of D-Day; aeroplane in background. M/S of General Bedell Smith tearing away cloth to reveal the name of their new plane, the 'Flagship Normandy'. M/S of General Dwight 'Ike' Eisenhower addressing the group. L/S of group of correspondents listening. M/S of Eisenhower with Warner Pathe writer Tom Wolf and Pathe cameraman Neil Sullivan. L/S of the correspondents waving as they board plane. M/S of the plane taking off.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:41:00 / 01:30:05:00
    UN 2136 A

Comments (1)

  1. Constellationgeek says

    Trying to identify this aircraft which was named "Flagship Normandy" . Is it possible to get a high resolution of this image. Trying to read the number on the nose. Is it 921???? Thanks! Greg Smith

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