• Short Summary

    Various shots of President Truman addressing the nation on Russia's atomic bomb test and the UN assembly meeting on the same subject.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - dates and locations may be unclear or unknown.

    Washington DC and New York City, United States of America / USA

    MS. Exterior shot of the White House, Washington. CU Head and shoulders, full face of President Truman, interior. MS Truman, standing on the lawn outside the White House, he speaks on the recent atomic bomb test by Russia. "If the Russians have succeeded in producing at atom bomb, they have done so in a somewhat shorter time than I had expected. American scientists have known that they would eventually succeed. There has never been any secret of the atomic bomb that could be kept. (Nat. sound). CU "There is one thing that is worse than having one nation possess atomic bombs and that is to have two nations possess them." (Nat. sound).

    New York City.
    LS High shot, UN (United Nations) Assembly. (2 shots). CU US representatives Warren Austin (American delegate to UNO / United Nations Organisation) and Dean Acheson (US Secretary of State). CU Mr Andrei Vyshinsky, Russian UNO delegate of the USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics). MS Mr Vyshinsky addressing assembly in Russian. (Nat. sound). LS He steps down from rostrum and walks back to his place to applause. (Nat. sound). MS Ernest Bevin (British Foreign Secretary) in an empty assembly hall, talking to two others. CU Austin and Acheson. (2 shots). CU Vyshinsky at his seat in the UN assembly. (2 shots). CU and MS Andrei Vyshinsky talking to an adviser (2 shots). LS High shot, assembly. (8 shots). MS Exterior view of UN building with national flags flying at Flushing Meadows. MS Another angle of UN building at Flushing Meadows. CU Vyshinsky chatting to adviser. CU Austin, Dr Philip Jessup and Mrs Eleanor Roosevelt (wife of the late President Roosevelt) US delegates. CU Ernest Bevin. CU Bevin. (Poor quality shot). CU Vyshinsky. MS Yugoslav delegate, Edvard Kardelj. MS Sir Alexander Cadogan, - permanent United Kingdom delegate, pan to include Bevin.

    Note: "Date received" on original paperwork reads: 28/09/1949.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:37:00 / 01:14:02:00
    UN 2183 J

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