Delegates from 51 nations meet for Convention on International Civil Aviation in Chicago.
Chicago Illinois USA Date:1944, November 1 Duration:1 min 58 sec Sound:Yes
The Aviation Conference in Chicago. At the invitation of the United States, delegates from 51 nations arrive to begin drafting and concluding the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago Convention). Opening scene shows the Stevens Hotel at 720 S. Michigan Avenue Chicago, United States, with traffic driving past it. Delegates from 51 nations are seen entering the hotel Grand ballroom, being monitored by U.S. Army Military police, as they enter. View from inside the ballroom as delegates enter. Some are seen standing around a globe of the world, discussing the transfer of military air routes back to civilian operations. View from a balcony of the delegates gathered below. Closeups of delegates from: Belgium; a military aviator in uniform, representing Haiti; delegates from Iraq, India, Australia, and Norway. Assistant Secretary of State, Adolf A. Berle, Jr. Head of the U.S. delegation, delivers a brief welcoming speech from a podium behind which flags of participating nations are displqyed.
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