• Short Summary

    United Nations Organisation holds meeting in London.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Report on UNO".

    London and New York, United States of America (USA).

    Various shots of WVS (Women's Voluntary Service) information centre at Church House, Westminster. Women volunteers man help desks, providing useful information for delegates from 51 countries. The delegates are in London for United Nations Organisation meeting.

    C/U of Emir Feisal of Iraq reading an Arabic newspaper. M/S of Emir with two other Arab delegates. On the Emir's left is Sheikh Wahba. C/U of Emir reading The Times.

    Various shots of official looking people visiting Franklin D Roosevelt's grave in Hyde Park New York. We see wreaths and flowers being laid on tomb.

    Top shot of assembly of United Nations delegates at Central Hall, London. Panning L/S of rows of desks in Central Hall. M/S of Andrei Gromyko of Soviet Union giving speech. M/S of Ernest Bevin opposing Gromyko's proposals to postpone the election of non-permanent members of the Security Council. M/S of newsreel cameraman at work. M/S of James Byrnes, Secretary of States for USA giving emotional speech about UNO's responsibility for future of civilised humanity. He receives rapturous applause.

    Byrnes' speech is intercut with shots of delegates around the hall. We see South African delegates, a side view of UNO President Paul Henri Spaak, the Belgian and Ukrainian delegation with Dimitri Manulisky on right, plus C/Us of Ellen Wilkinson, Tom Connolly and Eleanor Roosevelt.

    Note: see separate record for version 2. Also on tape *PM1372* (film id 1372.24).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:54:00 / 01:29:32:00

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