• Short Summary

    Clement Attlee prepares to leave for America for urgent talks on the crisis in Korea.

  • Description

    Premier seeks crisis solution. London, USA and Korea.

    L/S Mr. Attlee and others making their way through crowds to Stratocruiser at London Airport. M/S Attlee and Mrs. Attlee making their way through reporters to foot of stairway. M/S Side view Attlee standing at foot of stairway. M/S Attlee surrounded by reporters - he says. M/S Attlee accompanied by Mrs. Attlee walking up stairway to aircraft. M/S Mr. and Mrs. Attlee walking up stairway to aircraft. M/S Attlee shaking hands with Bevin at top of stairway.

    Natural sound: Attlee speaking. "I am looking forward to seeing Mr,Truman again - it's 5 years since I have seen him and I'm hoping to renew my acquaintance and I hope that our talks will be for the general good and for the cause we all have at heart, the peace of the world. Thank you very much." Attlee turns to walk up stairway.

    M/S of Attlee shaking hands with Bevin at the top of stairway. M/S of Aircraft engines warming up. C/U of Mrs Attlee waving goodbye as the aircraft prepares for takeoff. L/S of the Security Council in session. M/S of US delegate Warren Austin listening through headphones. M/S of General Wu talking.

    M/S of Sir Gladwyn Jebb speaking - he says: "Our aims in Korea and those of the United States are identical to give effect to the purposes of the United Nations, nothing more and nothing less. Nothing would give us greater pleasure than to withdraw our soldiers and to see a really independent Korean Government functioning in Korea. Before the Peking Government makes any irrevocable decision, I would ask them to think many time. Passion is a bad counsellor; advice from interesting sources may be a worse counsellor still."

    L/S of Mustang dropping bombs in Korea. C/U of G.I. firing rifle. L/S tanks retreating. C/U interior - G.I. looking through tank turret. C/U of gun turret. Pan up to L/S leading tank. L/S tanks with infantry on board retreating past house. C/U of two G.I.s hanging on tank. L/S audience at Lake Success during Security Council Security session. L/S nine nations voting for China to withdraw from Korea. M/S representatives dropping hands after vote. Malik of Russia raises his alone in opposition to the resolution. M/S Acheson seated at desk, surrounded by reporters. C/U Acheson - he says: - "Nobody can guarantee that war will not come, the present crisis is extremely serious. Whether reason will prevail depends partly on us. We must hope and strive for the best. We must prepare for the worst."

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:15:00 / 01:33:29:00

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