Ridgway, Carney and Mountbatten hold a press conference at NATO headquarters. Paris.
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Press conference at NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) headquarters. Palais de Chaillot, Paris, France.
MS General Matthew Ridgway, Admiral Robert Carney, and Louis Mountbatten seated on dais. Various shots as Mountbatten says: "I've come up to see General Ridgway and Admiral Carney, and to find out exactly what they want to do. I should like to say that we have already had a very close liaison with Admiral Carney's headquarters and the British headquarters in Malta, so the task of taking over will be easy and pleasant. Furthermore as Admiral Carney already has an efficient staff administering the Command, I can take it over at a reasonable pace and not in a tremendous rush before it's ready to take the weight. I am, therefore, very grateful to Admiral Carney for the close liaison we have always had and for the arrangements I am sure he will make".
CU Ridgway introducing Admiral Carney. CU as Admiral Carney says "Admiral Mountbatten and I have been playing this by ear up to now. No I believe it will be even easier now that Command relations have been clearly established. That's all I have to say"
CU Ridgway speaking about Commands in different areas.
The three rise and leave the dais. Various shots cameramen taking Mountbatten, Ridgway and Carney. MS three officers sat on dais. LS as they rise to leave. MS Carney and Mountbatten leaving by car. CU Mountbatten talking to officer. MS's Ridgway, Mountbatten and Carney posing for photographers outside Palais de Chaillot. MS officers taking their places on dais. LS officers sat on dais. CU Ridgway with Averell Harriman. MS Ridgway greeting Carney. MS Carney talking to Ridgway and taking off hat and coat. MS people talking to Carney. Various shots Ridgway, Carney and Mountbatten talking to others.
MS officers walking into conference room. MS Mountbatten, Ridgway and Carney leaving conference room, followed by aides. MS as they pose outside Palais de Chaillot. Pan up to Eiffel Tower. MS three VIPs posing outside Palais. MS Mountbatten, Ridgway and Carney sitting on dais. CU the three. MS Ridgway standing by car, he is joined by Mountbatten. MS as he enters car. MS as Carney gets in car. LS as it drives away.