• Short Summary

    Eisenhower's State of the Union address to Congress on inflation at home and threat of Soviet aggression in the Middle East.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.

    American newsreel item. Title reads: "Ike Warns of Inflation, Peril in Middle East!"

    Washington DC, United States of America / USA

    LS A joint session of Congress stands and applauds. MS US President Dwight (Ike) Eisenhower arriving, takes his place on stand (President of the Senate Richard Nixon, later President of the US, seated behind) to deliver the annual, traditional State of the Union address. Congress applauding.

    MS President Eisenhower speaking on foreign affairs,: "This danger requires a firm resolution that the Federal Government shall utilise only a prudent share of the nations resources, that it shall live within its means....." LS Congress.

    MS President Eisenhower speaking on new American policy towards the Middle East.: "Only five days ago I expressed to you the grave concern of your government over the threat of Soviet aggression in the Middle East. I asked for Congressional authorisation to help counter this threat. I say again that this matter is of vital importance to the nations and the free world's security and peace. Our country and its government have made mistakes, human mistakes, they have been of the head, not of the heart. And it is still true that the great concept of the dignity of all men, the light created in the image of the Almighty has been the compass by which we have tried and are trying to steer our course."

    Note: Date on original paperwork reads: 10/01/1957. American commentary.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:14:00 / 01:40:44:00
    UN 2927 C

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