U.S. General Alfred M. Gruenther commences duty as Supreme Allied Commander Europe.
France Date:1953 Duration:1 min 24 sec Sound:NO SOUND
General Alfred M. Gruenther stands with other top NATO officers as he begins his assignment as Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR). Others seen include U.S. Air Force General Lauris Norstad; British Field Marshal Montgomery; and French Marshal Juin. Flags are lowered and then all NATO country flags are raised. General Gruenther speaks briefly from the podium. Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) emblem is seen on shoulder of a soldier. General Gruenther is congratulated by several of the other senior NATO officers.
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