• Short Summary

    The Supreme Headquarters of the Allied Powers in Europe-a division of the North Atlantic Organization-observed the tenth anniversary of its founding in Paris, France, April 6.

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    GV SHAPE Headquarters with flags
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    2.
    LV Flags
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    3.
    LV Helicopter landing with Johnson
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    4.
    SV Cameraman
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    5.
    LV Johnson out of helicopter, greeted by Norstad
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    6.
    CU Johnson, Norstad, and U.S. Ambassador in Paris
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    SV Johnson and Norstad walk away to SHAPE building
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    CU Sign Supreme Allied Commander Europe
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    GV Rostrum
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    10.
    SV Norstad speaks - (SOF)
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    11.
    SV Crowd listens
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    12.
    SV Johnson speaks - (SOF)
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    LV Johnson speaks (SOF)
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    14.
    CU NATO flag
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    LV NATO troops in national uniforms
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    16.
    LV Troops with national flag
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    17.
    GV rostrum
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    18.
    SV Troops marching past
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    19.
    CU Troops raise swords
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    20.
    LV British troops, TILT to flags
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    21.
    LV Greek troops marching past
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    TRANSCRIPT SEQ 10: General Lauris Norstad: "In this ceremony marking our tenth anniversary, we have one very simple function: to rededicate ourselves to the task assigned to us. We personally pledge support to the aims of NATO's founders as expressed in the Treaty itself. The parties of this Treaty reaffirm their faith in the purpose and principles in the Charter of the United Nations, and their desire to live in peace with all people and all Governments."



    SEQ 12: Vice-President Lyndon Johnson:"....that the United States is resolved to do everything within its power-and I emphasize the word everything-to enhance the strength and the unity of the North Atlantic Community. A more cohesive and powerful Europe within a developing Atlantic community is needed to undertake the large task which lies ahead. The essentially national and loosely coordinated efforts in the past will no longer suffice".




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The Supreme Headquarters of the Allied Powers in Europe-a division of the North Atlantic Organization-observed the tenth anniversary of its founding in Paris, France, April 6.

    The proceedings began with a symbolic flag-raising ceremony; there are 15 NATO countries. The band of the Somerset and Cornwall Light Infantry (from Britain) played military tunes-one number appropriately called "Attention".

    The Supreme Commander, General Lauris Norstad, said during his address:
    Another speaker.... Vice-President Lyndon Johnson of the United States. He said:
    It was in 1950 that the North Atlantic Council approved the establishment of an integrated force for the defence of western Europe a Supreme Headquarters. General Eisenhower was the first Supreme Commander--succeeded by General Ridgway, Gruenther and Norstad. General Norstad, an American, has held the office since 1956.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE1T73NE3SBXRDC19NL5Y8WYFS
    Media URN:
    VLVAE1T73NE3SBXRDC19NL5Y8WYFS
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/04/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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