• Short Summary

    Admiral Sir Alexander Bingley, Commander-in-Chief British Mediterranean Fleet, after having completed his formal visits to Greek Officials, invited the Greek and Foreign Journalists aboard his flagship, the HMS "Surprise" for a Press Conference.

  • Description


    Shots: (FP3 80 w. OUTDOOR SHOTS)


    1.
    A view of the H.M.S. "Birmingham". Various shots of the cruiser and the British flag.


    2.
    Various shots of the crew working, cleaning and repairing on board.


    3.
    Shots from "Birmingham" of other British Naval units.


    4.
    Many other shots of the "birmingham", guns, AA, etc.


    5.
    The journalists leaving the British cruiser after having inspected it and get in the motor-launch.


    6.
    A general view of the HMS "Surprise", Admiral Bingley's flagship.


    7.
    A shot of the "Birmingham" taken from the bridge of the "Surprise".



    (HPS 200 W. INDOOR SHOTS)


    1.
    Many and various shots of Admiral Bingley making his statement to the Press.


    2.
    The Conference room and the journalists listening.


    3.
    Various shots of the journalists posing questions and others taking notes.


    4.
    Closer shots of Admiral Bingley answering to questions.


    5.
    A gain shots of journalists.




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Admiral Sir Alexander Bingley, Commander-in-Chief British Mediterranean Fleet, after having completed his formal visits to Greek Officials, invited the Greek and Foreign Journalists aboard his flagship, the HMS "Surprise" for a Press Conference. Admiral Bingley after having expressed his joy and satisfaction for the re-establishment of the greco-british friendly relations and the co-operation of the Greek and British Navies, he answered to questions raised by local and foreign correspondents. The HMS "Surprise" lead into Phaleron Bay a British Naval Squadron yesterday for a 6-day visit. Admiral Bingley replying to q posed question unveiled that there are some 12 soviet submarines in the Mediterranean and a number of surface ships getting their supplies from albanian ports. He also revealed in another answer that the British Mediterranean Fleet is in a position to face nuclear warfare. Questioned about the missile bases in Greece, Admiral Bingley said that he is definitely pro any defensive measure of this country. Finally Admiral Bingley expressed his happiness, for very soon (probably next month) naval manoeuvres will take place in the Aegean and for the first time the Greek and Turkish Navy will take part in them with the British.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA80UR5BDFQ97B24PTCVCJAZRDJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA80UR5BDFQ97B24PTCVCJAZRDJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/07/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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