March of Time -- outtakes -- Sumner Welles at the Inter-American Conference
Sumner Welles, the United States Under Secretary of State, at various meetings that took place during the Inter-American conference in Rio de Janiero. A large, crowded room with delegates around a large table. Photographers and journalists are also present. Sumner Welles first appears at 01:35:33. He is balding and wears a dark jacket and white shirt. Other attendees listed on the dope sheet are Argentina's Enrique Ruiz Guinazu and Alberto Guani of Uruguay. The debate appears heated at some points. Sumner Welles speaks at 01:41:30. The conference was convened to determine the appropriate response to the possibility of aggression against American nations by the Axis powers. The attendees at the conference endorsed a resolution to sever diplomatic relations with Axis nations. Although the resolution was unanimously adopted, Chile and Argentina did not sever ties.
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