STK-ID 55380

Continued from Shot No. 55382 (Part 15/15 of speech): WAS of Prime Minister John Diefenbaker concluding his speech to the United Nations Assembly on September 26, 1960. Transcript is as follows: "We hear voices that speak of victories for propaganda. We are not here in this Assembly to win wars of propaganda. We are here to win victories for peace. If I understand the thinking of the average man and woman today throughout the world, they have had enough of propaganda, of confusion and fears and doubts. They are asking us for the truth. We are not mustered here under the direction and domination of any nation. We are mustered not for any race or creed or ideology. We are here for the hosts of humanity everywhere in the world. Mr. President, peoples and nations are waiting upon us. Man's hopes call upon us to say what we can do. My hope is that we shall not leave this place without having done something for mankind, so that we shall be able to say to the peoples of the world that at this session death's pale flag shall not again be raised in war, that fear shall be lifted from the hearts and souls of men. For this could be our last chance to achieve those objectives." Applause. Diefenbaker leaves the podium. End of speech.


Excerpt from
Diefenbaker's Speech at the United Nations
New York (city)
National Film Board
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