• Short Summary

    BRITAIN'S PRIME MINISTER HAROLD MACMILLAN IN HIS APRIL 26 ADDRESS TO THE AMERICAN NEWSPAPER PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION REVIEWED THE POSITION OF BRITAIN IN THE WORLD, THROUGHOUT HER LONG HISTORY, AND STRESSED THE IMPORTANCE OF THE PRESS IN HIS COUNTRY'S DEVELOPMENT.

  • Description

    1.
    GV COMMUNICATIONS EMBLEM ABOVE DIAS.
    0.03

    2.
    GTV DINNER IN PROGRESS.
    0.08

    3.
    SV MACMILLAN AT MICROPHONE ON DIAS, CROWD APPLAUDS.
    0.16

    4.
    GTV AUDIENCE.
    0.20

    5.
    SV MACMILLAN BEGINS SPEECH. S.O.F. IN "YOU MAY HAVE HEARD OF THE SUCCESSFUL LAUNCH ..." S.O.F. OUT.. OF INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATION IN SPACE."
    1.01


    APPLAUSE BEGINS OVER THIS SCENE AT 56 SECS AND CONTINUES.
    1.03

    7.
    SV MACMILLAN CONTINUES S.O.F. IN.."WE MEET TODAY UNDER A SHADOW... S.O.F. ENDS... IT IS KHRUSCHEV'S, I THINK THAT IS TRUE."
    2.23

    8.
    GTV AUDIENCE.
    2.26


    MR. MACMILLAN:



    "YOU MAY HAVE HEARD OF THE SUCCESSFUL LAUNCH THIS AFTERNOON AT CAPE CANAVERAL OF THE FIRST BRITISH SATELLITE TO BE KNOWN AS ARIEL. THE SATELLITE WAS LAUNCHED BY AN AMERICAN DELTA ROCKET IN COLLABORATION WITH THE NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION. THIS JOINT ENTERPRISE REFLECTS GREAT CREDIT ON THE BRITISH AND AMERICAN SCIENTISTS AND TECHNICIANS CONCERNED. IT PROVIDES A FINE START TO THE UNITED STATES PROGRAMME OF INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATION IN SPACE." (APPLAUSE)



    "WE MEET TODAY UNDER THE SHADOW OF BREAKDOWN IN THE SINCERE ATTEMPT WHICH YOUR PRESIDENT AND I MADE TO FIND A BASIS FOR AN AGREEMENT WITH THE RUSSIANS TO ABANDON NUCLEAR TESTING. ANYONE WHO STUDIES HISTORY WITH REASONABLE OBJECTIVITY MUST AGREE THAT AMERICA AND BRITAIN HAVE DONE EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO AVOID THE RESUMPTION OF TESTING. WE MAINTAINED A VOLUNTARY MORATORIUM FOR THREE YEARS WHICH WAS RUDELY BROKEN BY THE RUSSIANS LAST AUTUMN. EVER SINCE, WE HAVE BEEN TRYING TO FIND A BASIS FOR SOME FIRM AGREEMENT. I THINK THE SITUATION IS WELL SUMMED UP IN WORDS USED TODAY BY ONE OF OUR POPULAR NEWSPAPERS IN BRITAIN, THE DAILY MIRROR: "PRESIDENT KENNEDY'S DECISION TO RESUME TESTS IN THE ATMOSPHERE IS A TRAGEDY. IT MEANS THE NUCLEAR ARMS RACE IS AGAIN IN FULL SPATE. BUT THE WORLD MUST REALISE THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THIS TRAGEDY IS NOT KENNEDY'S. IT IS KHRUSHCHEV'S, I THINK THAT IS TRUE."




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    Background: BRITAIN'S PRIME MINISTER HAROLD MACMILLAN IN HIS APRIL 26 ADDRESS TO THE AMERICAN NEWSPAPER PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION REVIEWED THE POSITION OF BRITAIN IN THE WORLD, THROUGHOUT HER LONG HISTORY, AND STRESSED THE IMPORTANCE OF THE PRESS IN HIS COUNTRY'S DEVELOPMENT. HE LATER SPOKE OF THE LAUNCHING THAT SAME DAY OF THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL SPACE SATELLITE - ARIEL PUT UP BY THE U.S. AND U.K. TOWARDS THE END OF HIS SPEECH HE EXPRESSED HIS FEELINGS ON THE BREAKDOWN IN NEGOTIATIONS FOR A NUCLEAR TEST BAN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6MHYX2KDZOKAMD1JY28C1HJAK
    Media URN:
    VLVA6MHYX2KDZOKAMD1JY28C1HJAK
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/04/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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