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JFK’s Visit to Paris, France


News report of JFK’s visit to Paris just before Kennedy went to meet Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev for a summit in Vienna.
June 1, 1961
Universal Newsreel
National Archives
200-UN-34-45
Black & White
Has Sound

Original Shot List

ACCLAIM FOR KENNEDY ON PEACE TRIP: President Kennedy makes his debut on the international scene as he arrives in Paris and is greeted by President Charles De Gaulle. His talks with the French President precede those with Soviet Premier Khrushchev in Vienna. The two leaders of the two great Western powers come to a quick agreement – a full defense of Berlin against Communist encroachment.