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1953 - United Nations, President Eisenhower Atoms For Peace Speech, 08Dec53 R2 of 3

Reel Number: 250027-25

Color: Black and White

Sound: SD

Year / Date: 1953

Country: USA

Location: New York City,NYC,United Nations

TC Begins: 04:51:44

TC Ends: 05:02:47

Duration: 00:11:03

NOTE: FOR ORDERING See: www.footagefarm.co.uk or contact us at: Info@Footagefarm.co.uk 1953 - United Nations, President Eisenhower Atoms For Peace Speech, 08Dec53 R2 of 3 “Possibly all others. Second, even a vast superiority in numbers of weapons & a consequent capability of devastating retaliation is no preventive of its self against a fearful material damage & toll of human lives that would be inflicted by surprise aggression. The free world, at least dimly aware of these facts, has naturally embarked on a large program of warning & defense systems. That program will be accelerated & expanded. But let no one think that expenditure of vast sums for weapons & systems of defense can guarantee absolute safety for the cities & citizens of any nation. The awful arithmetic of the atomic bomb doesn't permit of any such easy solution. Even against the most powerful defence, an aggressor in possession of the effective minimum number of atomic bombs for a surprise attack could probably place a sufficient number of his bombs on the chosen targets to cause hideous damage. 04:53:11 “Should such an atomic attack be launched against the United States, our reactions would be swift & resolute... 04:54:23 “Surely no sane member of the human race could discover victory in such desolation. Could anyone wish his name to be coupled by history w/ such human degradation & destruction? Occasional pages of history do record the faces of the "great destroyers", but the whole book of history reveals mankind's never-ending quest for peace & mankind's God-given capacity to build. It is with the book of history, & not with isolated pages, that the United States will ever wish to be identified. My country wants to be constructive, not destructive. It wants agreements, not wars, among nations. It wants itself to live in freedom & in the confidence that the peoples of every other nation enjoy equally the right of choosing their own way of life. So my country's purpose is to help us to move out of the dark chamber of horrors into the light, to find a way by which the minds of men, the hopes of men, the souls of men everywhere, can move forward towards peace and happiness and well-being. In this quest, I know that we must not lack patience. I know that in a world divided, such as ours today, salvation cannot be attained by one dramatic act. I know that many steps... 04:57:08 “...what is in effect an expression of willingness by the USSR to hold a Four Power meeting... 04:58:56 “Beyond the turmoil & strife and misery of Asia, we seek peaceful opportunity for these peoples to develop their natural resources and to elevate their lot. These are not idle words or shallow visions. Behind them lies a story of nations lately come to independence, not as a result of war, but through free grant or peaceful negotiation... 05:00:12 “In its resolution of November 18th, 1953 this General Assembly suggested...that the Disarmament Commission study...not later than 1 September 1954.” 05:01:13 “The United States would seek more than the mere reduction or elimination of atomic materials for military purposes. 05:01:51 “The United States knows that peaceful power from atomic energy is no dream of the future... 05:02:38 “I therefore make the following proposal... Arms Control; Atomic Deterrence; Nuclear Proliferation; American Support For United Nations; Universal Peace; Dangers; Atomic Warfare; Cold War; 1950s; Presidential Speeches; NOTE: Speech is in entirety on 3 reels. NOTE: Sold at per reel rate. NOTE: FOR ORDERING See: www.footagefarm.co.uk or contact us at: Info@Footagefarm.co.uk

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