Dean Acheson returns from Europe - meets Trygve Lie and reports to Truman and Congress.
Full title reads: "Washington News".
Washington DC, United States of America (USA). American voiceover.
SV American Secretary of State Dean Acheson being congratulated by President Harry S Truman after alighting from plane. MS Cameramen. MS Acheson being greeted by woman. MS Car driving away. Acheson has returned from Big Three Conference in Europe.
Intertitle reads: "Trygve Lie Tells Of Moscow Trip".
MS Trygve Lie, General Secretary of the United Nations Organisation (UNO) chatting with President Truman and Dean Acheson, while his assistant Byron Price looks on. CU Lie and Acheson. Price in background. CU Truman and Lie. Price in background. MS The four of them conferring.
Intertitle reads: "Acheson Reports To Congress".
LS Congress with back view of Acheson. LS Acheson on platform to begin address. MS Acheson speaking. 'First of all It should be made plain that there was nothing which any of the foreign ministers, not any one of the 12 foreign ministers, had to say, which indicated that there is any immediate threat of war. It was our unanimous view that that was not the problem. The problems is to meet a threat, which in view of the known programme of the Kremlin, will exist unless we act now to prepare our defences against aggression. So long as any dictatorship builds powerful armed forces, so long must democracies if they are to be left in peace-evidence their determination to defend themselves by maintaining adequate forces in being and an adequate state of preparedness."
(Comb. F.G.) (Orig. J.).