Eisenhower leaves on world peace tour + Thomas Gates Jnr. is new US Defence Secretary.
Unissued / unused material.
American newsreel item.
President Dwight Eisenhower departs on peace crusade around the World.
Washington DC, United States of America (USA).
MS President Eisenhower seated at desk. MS cameramen. Eisenhower speaking (natural sound) about his hopes that the tour will promote peace and friendship between countries and bids America goodbye (full transcript is on file).
Night shots President and Mrs. Eisenhower, followed by son John and his wife, leaving White House. LS aircraft. Various shots of President Eisenhower shaking hands with people before boarding aircraft. LS President Eisenhower boarding aircraft. LS aircraft taking off.
Two CUs of maps showing route which President's plane will take. Various shots of countries President will visit: Italy, Turkey, Pakistan, Afghanistan, World Agricultural Fair in India, Iran, Greece, Tunisia, France (Paris) and Morocco.
Various shots Eisenhower watching Thomas S. Gates Jnr. takes oath of office as Secretary of Defence.
Date on dope sheet is 03/12/1959.