• Short Summary

    Japanese and US leaders at Peace Conference, Soviets try to disrupt proceedings.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material.

    American newsreel item.

    Japanese Peace Conference at San Francisco, California, United States of America (USA).

    Various shots of American battleships being attacked by Japanese planes at Pearl Harbour during World War 2 (07/12/1941).

    Various shots Japanese Prime Minister Shigeru Yoshida arriving in USA by plane with daughter, lots of cheering crowds.

    Various shots Soviet delegate Andrei Gromyko arriving in San Francisco by train, he refuses to talk to waiting press.

    Various shots President Harry Truman arriving by presidential plane, "Independence"/ He is welcomed by US Secretary of State Dean Acheson and Mayor of San Francisco Elmar Robinson.

    Exterior of War Memorial Opera House. MS representatives arriving at Opera House. Interior shot of conference hall. Various shots of Truman making speech (natural sound). He says this conference will separate the nations which truly want peace from those who just say they do (directed at Soviets).

    More shots Opera House exterior. Various shots delegates arriving for next day of conference. MS John Foster Dulles (Foreign Policy Advisor to Governor Dewey). Acheson makes speech opening the meeting. Various shots Gromyko making speech in Russian (he demands delegates from Communist China be seated in the conference). Various shots Polish delegate making similar pleas. The Pole refuses to leave the dais and continues to harangue Acheson when an British delegate steps up to the microphone. Gromyko stands up from seat in audience and makes further demands. Acheson calls his bluff and calls a vote. Delegates raise hands (the vote against admitting the Chinese delegates).

    Date on dope sheet is September 1951.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:56:00 / 01:35:32:00
    UN 2386 B

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