NATO Commander General Ridgway is greeted by officials on arrival in Rome, Italy.
Unissued / unused footage - dates and locations may be unclear or unknown.
Lieutenant General Matthew B Ridgway, Commander in Chief of Atlantic Pact Forces (NATO) in Rome, Italy.
Italian officials walking onto airfield to wait the arrival of Ridgway. Constellation aircraft taxiing in. Ridgway and his wife coming down gangway, being greeted. Ridgway and others walking past Guard of Honour.
Ridgway shaking hands with officers and officials, including US Ambassador Ellesworth Bunker, Italian Minister of Defence Randolfo Pacciardi, Chief of Staff for Defence Ministry General Efisio Marras, Chief of Staff of Army General Ernesto Cappa, Chief of Staff of the Navy Admiral Emilio Ferreri, Chief of Staff of Air Force General Aldo Urbani, Chief of Cabinet of Defence Ministry General Mario Pezzi. (Some of these shots are very dark - the officials recognised may not be seen clearly.)
Ridgway's car driving off. Guard of Honour presenting arms, with tommy guns. Band starting to play.
Ridgway with Pacciardi shaking hands. Ridgway and Pacciardi looking at papers, and posing for cameras.