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The Summit Meeting


Series Name
British Movietone News


Issue No.
Date Released
19 May 1960
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1The Summit Meeting
  2. 2Racing at Silverstone
  3. 3Rugby League Cup - Wonderful Wakefield
  4. 4Royal Variety Show


Story No. within this Issue
1 / 4
MOVIETONE CARD TITLE: The Summit Meeting. DESCRIPTION: After months of preparation and hope, the Heads of State went to Paris for the meeting. Mr Khrushchev had not refused to come because of the U2 incident. President Eisenhower, who made a brief speech at the airport, came with all the authority of the United States. And Britain’s Prime Minister. Everybody knew it was largely due to his patient and persevering work that the summit had been reached. The Elysee Palace was the meeting place of the big four. It was here that the proceedings opened with a virtual ultimatum by Mr K, who demanded a public apology for the spy plane affair. President Eisenhower pointed out that Mr Khrushchev was clearly determined to wreck the conference. SHOTLIST: Mr Khrushchev arrives, bouquet handed to him. MS President Eisenhower arrives. CU crowds. MS Eisenhower’s speech. LS Mr Macmillan arrives. MS inspecting Guard of Honour. CU press. CU Mr Macmillan’s speech. GV Elysee Palace. GV ditto. Mr Khrushchev gets into car and drives away. Eisenhower into car. Macmillan into car. Cars leave. Mr Khrushchev chopping wood. General shots of Mr Khrushchev. Mr Khrushchev and Mr Macmillan. GV Paris. Good shots of Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, street scenes, cafe.
Politics and government; Buildings and structures; Mass media; Ceremonies; Military
France; Paris
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Geoffrey Sumner
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