• Short Summary

    Greece and Turkey enter NATO at conference in Lisbon, Portugal.

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    Lisbon, Portugal.

    LS. Constellation aircraft taxiing on runway at Lisbon airport. Portuguese Guard of Honour in the foreground. LS. Flags of many nations flying. LS. Portuguese Guard of Honour. LS. French, British and American staff officers alighting from plane. MS. Unknown personalities alighting from plane and shaking hands with officials - they have come for the NATO Conference in Lisbon. GV. Building where talks will take place. LS. Diplomats arriving in cars. MS. Portuguese ceremonial Guard of Honour. MS. Britain Foreign Minister Mr Anthony Eden arriving. LS. Photographers crowding on steps of building. MS. American general being received. MS. Officials showing their identity cards. MS. Five star general walking past. MS. Alcide de Gasperi, Prime Minister of Italy, seated. MS. American Secretary of State Mr Dean Acheson and Mr Eden chatting. CU. Mr Eden chatting. CU. Mr Acheson chatting. CU. French Foreign Minister Mr Schumann. MS. Various shots of officials chatting. GV. Diplomats and delegates seated in an auditorium. LS. Delegates walking to speaker's platform. LS. Delegates listening. LS. Unknown personality addressing the assembly in French - natural sound. LS. The chairman asks Mr Acheson to address the assembly - in English. LS. Dean Acheson walks to the platform to speak. Various shots of Mr Acheson speaking - natural sound: "Mr Chairman, Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen. It ranks as one of the great democratic institutions invented in last half century. Being confronted and endangered by one of the oldest types of political institutions, a rigid military autocracy ruled by police power. It speaks well of democracy to safeguard their freedom... their political maturity in being able to keep that freedom unimpaired, while putting forth the effort to build up their collective strength. The people of my country and peoples of the other countries of the Atlantic community, do not cherish military strength for its own sake. They know that they need military strength to be secure against aggression. They know that a vacuum of weakness as was seen in Korea, constitutes a fatal temptation to autocracies determined to expand, and unless this vacuum is replaced by strength we will be eventually be undermined and overwhelmed. For this reason we seek to build forces adequate to deter or to meet it." LS. Delegates applauding. LS. Chairman addressing the assembly - natural sound: ".....in all the long history of their country, there is no more inspiring episode than the refusal of the Greek people to submit to Nazi or Communist curse. We welcome Greece to our membership, in the person of the distinguished Vice-Premier and Foreign Minister, bearing the honoured name of Venizelos. The Republic of Turkey, too, joined our ranks at this council in session. Turkey the home and breeding place of sturdy citizens in the courageous defence of peace. To spread influence far beyond its own territory. Turkey is on the right flank of our coalition, great pressure has already been exerted by those with aggressive moods we fear, to fight, help and join our line of defence. If the Turks do not fight these, and their valiant soldiers have shown, once again in the United Nations forces in Korea, that they have covered themselves with glory. Turkey stands firm with us for peace and security, so we welcome, very warmly indeed, the new member of our council, the representative of a resolute and stout hearted people, Dr Fuat Koprulu. LS. Dr Fuat Koprulu, Turkey's Minister of Affairs, walking to the speaker's chair, shakes hands with the President and speaks in French - natural sound. LS. Delegates applaud. MS. Greek representative (probably) speaking - natural sound, also in French. MS. Delegates listening. LS. President adjourning the meeting. LS. Cameraman taking pictures of the delegates leaving. MS. Delegates rising from seats and walking away. MS. Delegates leaving together.

    Date found in the old record - 01/01/1951. Natural sound, speeches only, poor quality.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:06:00 / 01:25:10:00
    UN 2419 A

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