Scenes in Korea and America during build-up to signing of Armistice in Korea.
Unused / unissued footage - dates and locations may be unclear or unknown.
American newsreel titles read: 'On The Eve of The Truce' (in Korea). (American commentary.)
Korea - M/S GIs clambering onto trucks. L/S of GI lorry moving along the road. L/S Machine gun bullets landing on target on hillside. Good close shots of soldiers feet and arms wading through mud. L/S Shell bursting on hillside. C/U of GIs diving for cover in trenches. L/S Pan from crawling GIs to shells bursting in the valley in front.
Quantico in Virginia, United States of America - Angle shot of Marine Headquarters. M/S of Secretary of Defence Charles E Wilson arriving. M/S of various high-ranking officers leaving coach and walking to building. General view of staff officers in conference. M/S of Wilson on platform marked 'Top Secret'. L/S of staff officers talking. L/Ss of Eisenhower arriving and inspecting Marine Guard of Honour and veterans. March past of Marines. General view of golf course. Various shots of Eisenhower playing golf.
Panmunjom, Korea - Various shots of construction of the 'Peace Pagoda' by Communist troops where the ceremonial signing of the armistice will take place. At nearby location (unidentified) M/S Nam II arriving for conference, and leaving. M/S General Harrison boarding helicopter. M/S of various members of the Swiss and Swedish delegation who will supervise the armistice.
Quantico, Virginia - General view of the chapel at Quantico. L/S of Eisenhower arriving. Angle shot of Chapel Steeple. L/S of Eisenhower leaving chapel. L/S of Eisenhower seated at his White House desk. C/U of Eisenhower making speech to camera, saying "We have won an Armistice on a single battlefield, not peace in the world." He talks of not relaxing our guard and of striving to ensure that this armistice will bring free people one step nearer to their goal of a world of peace.