The count down : a report on the issue of disarmament

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Date
1959
Summary
Tells the story of disarmament: past attempts at world disarmament and the present state of the current UN disarmament talks. Includes film clips of the devastation caused during World War II in Warsaw, London, Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima, etc. Explains what today's advanced, missiles could cause in the way of havoc. Reviews past attempts to bring about disarmament starting with the League of Nations. Presents filmed sequences from the United Nations' film library to show pertinent remarks made by Jules Moch of France, Henry Cabot Lodge of the United States, Selwyn Lloyd of the United Kingdom, Adrei Gromyko of the USSR, Krishna Menon of India, etc. Also discusses how the advances man has made in exploring outer space has effected the disarmament talks. Offers a better understanding of the points of view of the differing nations in working out a lasting disarmament agreement. Concludes with a statement delivered by Sir Leslie Munro of New Zealand, President of the UN's twelfth General Assembly. Featured host is Peter Ustinov, actor and playwright. (United Nations Television) Kinescope.
Contributors
Peter Ustinov; Arnold Rabin; United Nations Television
Publisher
National Educational Television
Genres
Educational; Political
Subjects
United Nations. -- Disarmament Commission; Arms control; Cold War
Collection
National Educational Television
Unit
IUL Moving Image Archive
Rights Statement
No Copyright - United States

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