• Short Summary

    Cuts from newsreel 47/23 - good footage illustrating build-up to Moscow Conference.

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    Unused / unissued footage - dates and locations unclear / unknown.

    Cuts from newsreel 47/23 - Moscow Conference, Russia.

    General views of Moscow and street scenes. Hunters Row. Gorky Street. Moscow City Hall. Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Shots of Vyacheslav Molotov and Vyshinksky (?) sitting at a table.

    Hotels that have been turned over to the foreign delegates and correspondents. Telegraph building on Gorky Street. Women are seen at work at teleprinters inside the building. United States Embassy.

    British Embassy where Ernest Bevin is staying. French Embassy where Georges Bidault is staying.

    Shots of American delegate Walter Bedell Smith (US ambassador to Russia) sitting at a desk. He makes a short speech about the US Embassy preparing for their part in conference and the peace treaty with Germany and Austria.

    At the British Embassy Sir Maurice Peterson says that he is leaving for the frontier that evening to meet his delegation, headed by Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin. He says he is full of hope and confidence regarding what the conference may be able to achieve, regarding the German settlement and the future of Germany.

    Exterior shot of the building where the conference will be held - a former film studio. Inside we see the meeting room with a round table and water pitchers set out. Titles read 'The End'.

    Note: English commentary (with Russian accent).

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:38:00 / 01:28:23:00
    UN 1814 A

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