• Short Summary

    John Freeman was interviewed by Lord Rutherford.

  • Description


    Lord Rutherford say's,



    "You have shown a certain amount of reserve lately about this appointment, how do you feel now you are on the point of departure."



    John Freeman answers.



    "Well I am very excited and I am very much looking forward to it, of course I am apprehensive, I have no idea whether I shall be able to the job, but I know when to get on with it and try."



    Lord Rutherford.



    "What is the main thing you think you are going to have to do."



    John Freeman.



    "Well I suppose the first job of a diplomat is really to interpret from one country to another as candidly and accurately and as imaginatively as he can, and the thing is that as he begins to form opinions, to use them to influence his own government to shape it's policy in such a way as to take account of the situation in the country he is accredited to. Those are the two objects and that is what I shall try to do."




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    Background: John Freeman was interviewed by Lord Rutherford.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3R27WO0D0ZIUK8EGCBAGR7D8V
    Media URN:
    VLVA3R27WO0D0ZIUK8EGCBAGR7D8V
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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