STK-ID 8433

(Part 1/15 of speech.) MCU of Prime Minister John Diefenbaker beginning his speech to the United Nations Assembly on September 26, 1960. Transcript of speech is as follows: "Mr. President [newly-elected John. F. Kennedy], I wish to congratulate you on your election. I know that the United Nations General Assembly will benefit greatly from your wisdom, experience and independent judgement, which are so essential in the discharge of those responsibilities that are yours, and may I add, Sir, that one-tenth of Canada's population is of Irish origin and they ask me to convey to you a particular word of congratulation.I wish as well to join in welcoming the newly elected member states..."Continued in Shot No. 8430.


Excerpt from
Diefenbaker's Speech at the United Nations
New York (city)
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, HDCAM SR, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
35mm fine grain comp b&w, 35mm fine grain b&w
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1920 x 1080