• Short Summary

    Various shots of Russia's Vyshinsky arriving at the UN assembly and delivering a speech following Russia's first nuclear test. President Romulo then addresses the assembly.

  • Description

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

    Full title reads: "Russia's 'Atomic Explosion' Rocks the Western World"

    New York City, United States of America / USA

    CU Pan over American newspapers with headlines giving Truman's announcement that Russia has the atom bomb. MS. Mr.Vyshinsky's car arriving at Flushing Meadows for UNO (United Nations Organisation) meeting. Vyshinsky alights. MS Pressmen surround him and ask for statement but Vyshinsky (Russia's delegate to the UNO) waves them aside and rushes into building. LS High shot interior of UN assembly in session. LS High shot, Vyshinsky addressing the assembly and walking down from dais.

    CU Dean Acheson, US Secretary of State, preparing to address assembly. CU Acheson speaking. "In connection with the President's statement that there has been an atomic explosion in the Soviet Union, I wish to emphasise that from the very beginning of the development of atomic energy this nation has been determined to do everything in its power to proceed toward a truly effective international system of control. It would be deluding ourselves to get something on paper that was not really effective. The President's statement underlines the importance of having an effective method of control'. (Nat. sound).

    CU General Carlos Romulo, Philippines'' new President of the General Assembly, addressing the delegates. "If the announcement made by President Truman that the Soviet Union now has the atomic bomb is true, then Item No. 53 in the agenda of the present session of the Assembly will project itself as one of the most important questions that we will take up. The impasse that now exists regarding the international control of atomic energy must be broken and the Assembly must face this question squarely for the sake of mankind and for the peace of the world." (Commentary ends here).

    MS Repeat of Vyshinsky's car arriving (with push-pull sound track). MS Vyshinsky talking in lobby of UN building, walks out to car and gets into it. MS to LS. Car drives off and recedes into distance. (Nat. sound, very poor quality). LS High shot, UN assembly. MS and LS Vyshinsky addressing assembly in Russian. (3 shots). LS High shot, assembly. CU Acheson speaking: (repeat of one section of his speech). (Nat. sound). MS Side view of assembly. CU President Romulo preparing to speak. CU President Romulo addressing assembly (repeat of one section of his speech).

    Note: "Date received" on original paperwork reads: 28/09/1949. There is full commentary until the end of Romulo's statement.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:10:00 / 01:18:03:00
    UN 2183 A

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