STK-ID 3702

Brooke Claxton: shot of speech by Minister of Defence Brooke Claxton sitting behind his desk; he is speaking about the latest NATO meeting in Brussels where member nations discussed the still present threat of aggression by the Communist Block. Members resolved to speed up their efforts to attain security goal. Claxton states that he proposed General Dwight Eisenhower to be Supreme Commander of integrated forces in Western Europe. The Canadian Government is considering how to do its part in building up the integrated forces. Expense on defence should be considered as premiums on insurance for peace. Reverse in Korea and difficulties with the Chinese emphasize need for immediate action. Year 1951 will be a challenging year, but Canadians can be up to it if each and everyone does his part.


Excerpt from
Brooke Claxton / HMCS Arthabaska Returns Home
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Digital Video Disk, Digital Bétacam
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
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720 x 486