• Short Summary

    Various speeches from the World Disarmament Conference.

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    Unused / unissued material - no paperwork - dates unclear or unknown

    French title reads: "A Conference Du Desarmement. Geneve. Sir John Simon, Secretaire d'Etat du Foreign Office, expose la these anglaise."

    Geneva, Switzerland. Sir John Simon, British Foreign Secretary, speaking in World Disarmament Conference.

    Intertitle reads: "M. Tardieu, premier delegue de la France, declare que son pays est pret sans conditions a limiter ses armements."
    Andre Tardieu speaking in French about limiting arms. Cutaways to various delegates including the Japanese. Quick CU of sign on building "Maison Internationale. Seige De La Ligue Des Femmes Pour La Paix et la Liberte" Women carry large piles of papers down stairs. They are petitions calling for peace and they have collected 6 million signatures. Women stand outside the conference - some wear armbands which read 'Pax'. Inside the Conference they present their petition. Continuation of film of speech. Pan across war cemetery. Pan across buildings destroyed by WWI. Shots of cannons in use. More shots of Tardieu.

    French title reads: "La Conference Du Desarmement - Les delegues de differentes nations exposent tour a tour la these de leurs gouvernments respectifs." "Mr Gibson, Etats-Unis"
    American delegate Mr Gibson makes short statement.
    Intertitle reads: "Mr Hymans - Belgique". Mr Hymans the Belgian delegate speaks.
    Intertitle reads: "Mr Matsudeira, Japon." The Japanese delegate speaks.
    Intertitle reads: "Mr Grandi, Italie." Conte di Grandi, Italian Foreign Minister speaks.
    Intertitle reads: "Mr. Litvinov, Russie." Maxim Litvinov, Russian spokesman.
    Intertitle reads: "Le chancelier Bruning - Allemagne." German Chancellor Heinrich Bruning speaks.

    N.B. The name of the German Chancellor appears to be spelt both Bruning and Bruening - it depends on how you feel about translating umlauts.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:00:00 / 01:06:55:00
    UN 148 B

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