FRENCH VOTE YES ON GERMAN ARMS After initial reverses in Parliament that alarmed the Western Allies, French Premier Mendes-France gathers votes for the approval of German re-armament and the Western European Union is formed, ending a grave menace to the unity of the Atlantic Alliance.
HOLLYWOOD TRADE AGREEMENT Harold Wilson, President of the Board of Trade of England, and Eric Johnston, President of the Motion Picture Association sign a reciprocal agreement removing import taxes on Hollywood films exported to England. Eric Johnston expresses the satisfaction of both parties with the removal of the barrier to trade.
MUSSOLINI AND LAVAL SIGN PACT Mussolini and Pierre Laval of France sign a pact paving the way for Fascist aggression by way of an attack on Ethiopia. NOTE: SOUND A LITTLE HOT BUT WILL BE CORRECTED ON MASTER ORDERS
MIDDLE EAST CONFLICT Full-scale fighting erupts along the Israel-Egyptian border. U.A.R. PresidentrnNasser and Jordanian King Hussein sign a 5-year mutual defense pact. U.S. State Department says we are neutral in "word, thought, and deed." The U.N. urges a "cease-fire."
FILM AGREEMENT SIGNED LONDON Good news for movie-goers on both sides of the Atlantic. Eric Johnson of the M.P.A. and Harold Wilson of the Board of Trade announce the signing of the new reciprocal film agreement.
PRESIDENT EISENHOWER'S 'STATE OF UNION' ADDRESS In his State of the Union message before a joint session of the 83rd Congress, President Eisenhower expresses hope that an agreement may be reached with Russia on peaceful uses of the atom.
REDS TO GET HOLLYWOOD FILMS The first fruits of the Soviet-U.S. cultural exchange program as Eric Johnston and Russian officials sign an agreement which will make available the ten top Hollywood films to Soviet screens.
IKE & EDEN SIGN JOINT POLICY President Dwight Eisenhower and British Prime Minister Sir Anthony Eden sign a joint policy warning other nations about the perils of accepting Soviet economic aid. They also pledge efforts to keep peace in the Middle East.
Date: February 2, 1956 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:29:00, No Audio
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