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Summary: An edition of the British official newsreel "World Pictorial News", produced by the Ministry of Information, Middle East.
Description: I. 'U.N.O. ELECTS SECRETARY GENERAL.' Interior footage of Central Hall in Westminster shows UNO General Assembly delegates filing past a ballot box as they vote to elect a Secretary General of the UNO. The announcement of the election of Trygve Lie (Norway) follows. Trygve Lie mounts the central podium and is sworn in by UNO President Mr Paul Henri-Spaak and Mr Gladwyn Jebb. Delegates shake hands with Mr Lie, who then addresses the assembly, expressing his thanks and the need to "build a firm foundation for the peace of the world."
II. 'THE LATEST IN BRITISH HAIR STYLES.' The new spring hairstyles are modelled at a show hosted by a hairdressing "expert" (unnamed). The commentary explains that each hairstyle has been specially designed to highlight each individual model's bone structure and face shape. The commentary also stresses that the predominant trend is towards longer hairstyles for the spring season.
III. 'UNRRA SUPPLIES TO EUROPE.' Stock shot footage shows aerial views of bombed streets and Allied M4 Sherman tanks passing through a battle damaged village (undisclosed location). Barefoot refugees and children walk along a road. United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Agency (UNRRA) soft-skinned vehicles arrive at an undisclosed location. Refugees queue for food outside Nissen huts. Salmon are caught in trawler nets off the coast of British Columbia. The fish are later gutted, washed and canned on a processing vessel by female fishery workers. Male factory process pig carcases at an abattoir. Elsewhere, Massey and Harris combine harvesters are off loaded from rolling stock. Women volunteers hand-sort donated clothes at an UNRRA depot in Montreal, Canada. Wild horses are herded in the Canadian West, later being loaded onto railway rolling stock. European refugees queue for soup at an UNRRA field kitchen.
Production Details: Ministry of Information, Middle East (Production sponsor)
World Pictorial News (Production company)
Martin, Charles (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Bevin, Ernest (person)
Lie, Trygve Halvdan (person)
Spaak, Paul-Henri (person)
Jebb, Gladwyn (person)
United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (regiment/service)
Keywords: society, British - fashion (object name)
industry, Canadian - food (object name)
internationalism, governmental, United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (object name)
(First) General Assembly of the United Nations Organisation & 1/1946 (event)
GB, England & London, SW <Westminster Central Hall> (geography)
British Columbia, Canada (geography)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada (geography)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Sound
Soundtrack language: English
Title language: English
Subtitle language: Arabic
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 751 ft; Running time: 8 mins