American President Eisenhower addresses the General Assembly of the UN and his speech is broadcast to the world by Voice of America, with shots of their control room.
Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.
American newsreel item. Title reads: "Eisenhower Before The General Assembly", "President Offers Plan For Middle East Peace And Security"
New York City, United States of America / USA
MS President Dwight (Ike) Eisenhower of the USA, speaking at the rostrum of the United Nation General Assembly with his 6 point Peace Plan for Jordan and Lebanon. "I believe that this Assembly should take action, looking for the creation of a stand by a United Nations Peace Force. The need for such a force is being clearly demonstrated by recent events involving imminent danger to the integrity of two of our Members." High shot, General Assembly in session. MS Soviet delegate. MS Israel delegate listening to the speech. LS High shot, packed Assembly. CU Signboard: "Voice of America - US Information Agency". (Commentary tells us of Communist jamming of the broadcasts behind the Iron Curtain.) CU Chinese translator. CU South American woman commentator. CU Various commentators.
Voice of America's control room. CU Reel to reel tape recorder in motion. (Eisenhower's following speech begins here in voice-over.) MS Controller at control panel. MS Very good shot panning along tape recorders in motion. MS Disc, cutting machine. LS Assembly. MS Eisenhower speaking: "This world of individual nations is not going to be controlled by any one power or group of powers. This world is not going to be committed to any one ideology. Please believe me when I say that the dream of world domination by one power or of world conformity is an impossible dream. We must then seek with new vigour, new initiative (Eisenhower in picture from here) the path to a peace based on the effective control of armaments, on economic advancement and on the freedom of all people's to be ruled by governments of their choice. Only thus can we exercise the full capacity God has given us to enrich the lives of the individual human beings who are our ultimate concern, our responsibility and our strength. In this memorable task there lies enough work and enough reward to satisfy the energies and ambitions of all leaders everywhere." High shot, General Assembly.
Note: "Date received" on original paperwork reads: 18/08/1958. American commentary.