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Title: COUNCIL OF EUROPE (Version One)
Filmography Code: COE-1
Archive/Control Number: NARA/306.06894
Picture: Not Available
Reference Copy at Archive: VT
Type of Material: Motion Pictures
Film Date: 1952?
Description: Sound (English-narrated by Gene Kelly), b&w, 27+ min.The Council of Europe in Strasburg, France—what it is, what it does, how it works—as seen through the eyes of its staff of simultaneous interpreters. Paul-Henri SpaakFrance's Paul Reynaud, Germany's von Brentano and Britain's Robert Boothby speak during a session on European unity. Robert Schuman (France), Premier de Gaspari (Italy) and Chancellor Adenauer (Germany) solemnly declare their intention to form the European Coal and Steel Community. (Paul-Henri Spaak of Belgium is seen but not heard.) This informative look-in on the Council in its early days—when it had only advisory functions—takes on historic significance as the Continent moves toward making it a European Parliament. 1952. Produced by the MSA Film Section, Paris, for MSA. This version features Gene Kelly as narrator and is more sophisticated than Version Two, but has less footage of European speakers. NARA ref. copy: VT.
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