Different nationalities of translators at work at UN meeting in Paris.
Unissued / unused material.
French newsreel item.
Title reads: "Les Coulisses de L' O.N.U.".
United Nations Organisation translation service in action, Palais de Chaillot, Paris, France.
L/S Palais de Chaillot with fountains playing in foreground. General view of the UNO General Assembly in session. M/S French President Vincent Auriol addressing the assembly (natural sound of speech in French). General view of assembly.
Panning shot interpreters' cubicle. C/U Spanish interpreter translating Auriol's speech into Spanish (natural sound). M/S Polish interpreter's cubicle. C/U Polish interpreter (natural sound). L/S assembly with Auriol speaking. C/U person in audience switching on listening apparatus.
C/U interior of interpreter's booth. C/U interpreter adjusting his dials. Various shots Chinese interpreter at work (natural sound). Various shots English interpreter at work.
M/S press reporter leaving the assembly, still wearing his headphones. M/S reporter having drink in bar whilst still listening to UNO assembly meeting.
Date given on old record is 02/12/1948.
Note: no commentary, soundtrack is natural sound only.