UN 18-Nation Committee on Disarmament meets in Geneva. Hundreds of thousands in Washington DC protest Vietnam war
Geneva Switzerland Date:1969 Duration:6 min 2 sec Sound:Yes
Meeting of the Eighteen-Nation Committee on Disarmament (United Nations) on January 27, 1966, at the Palace of Nations, Geneva, Switzerland. Seen among others are: William Forster, U.S. representative; Soviet chief negotiator, S.K.Tsarapkin; and British representative, Lord Chalfont (Alun Arthur Gwynne Jones, Baron Chalfont). Views of the meeting starting with Mr. Tsarapkin as the Chair. Camera pans interior of the Palace of Nations. View of the outside of the building. Press briefing with closeup of Mr. Tsarapkin as he voices the USSR support for discussion of draft treaties to stop the spread of nuclear weapons. Closeups of U.S. delegate William Forster standing by a lake as narrator speaks of the hope for progress. Different sequence shows Joan Baez singing her song "Last night I had the strangest dream," at a rally near the Washington Monument, in Washington, DC, on November 15, 1969. This gathering of hundreds of thousands in peaceful protest, was organized by the National Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam.
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