• Short Summary

    SHANNON AIRPORT, IRELAND

    A massive security net was thrown around Shannon Airport when President Reagan and his wife Nancy arrived on June 1 for a four-day visit of the Irish Republic.About 500 policemen, supported by army marksmen and U.S.secret service agents,were deployed to protect the U.S.secret service agents, were deployed to protect the U.S.president and his wife when they touched down.Demonstrating,protesting against U.S.policy in Central America, were barred from the area and had to hold their rally more than one and a half kilometres (one mile) away.Irish President Patrick Hillery and Prime Minister Garret Fitzgerald greeted their guests at the airport.President Reagan is due to visit Galway City and the tiny village of Balleyporeen, where his great-grandfather was born.His journey will also include the capital, Dublin.Ireland is the first country on a European tour which will also take the American president to the Normandy beaches to commemorate the World War Two D-Day landing, and to London for a seven-nation economic summit.On arrival at Shannon, President Reagan described his visit as a moment of joy.In his welcoming speech,his Irish counterpart said Ireland remembered with gratitude that the U.S.had given a home and hope to millions who fled the bleak reality of 19th Century Ireland.

  • Description

    1. LV/GV/SV Air force plane taxiing and landing at shannon Airport (3 shots) 0.23
    2. GV Irish officials waiting for Reagan 0.27
    3. SV President and Mrs Reagan alighting from craft, waving to crowd (3 shots) 0.50
    4. CU Reagan and wife shaking hands with Irish officials 0.54
    5. GV President Patrick Hillery and members of government gathered around Reagan 1.00
    6. CU/GV U.S. flag and guards at attention as U.S. national anthem is played 1.10
    7. GV/SVs Reagan standing to attention as national anthem is played; gun salute is heard and aircraft fly overhead (5 shots) 1.39
    8. GV Reagan reviewing troops (2 shots) 2.02
    9. CU Reagan speaking (SOT) 2.24
    TRANSCRIPT (SEQ. 9) REAGAN: "To be able to begin our journey on this island of wondrous beauty, with a countryside green as no other place seems to be, to be able to stand on the soil of my ancestors amongst all of you, if for me a very special gift. I want you to know that for this great-grandson of Ireland, this is a moment of joy."
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    Background: SHANNON AIRPORT, IRELAND

    A massive security net was thrown around Shannon Airport when President Reagan and his wife Nancy arrived on June 1 for a four-day visit of the Irish Republic.About 500 policemen, supported by army marksmen and U.S.secret service agents,were deployed to protect the U.S.secret service agents, were deployed to protect the U.S.president and his wife when they touched down.Demonstrating,protesting against U.S.policy in Central America, were barred from the area and had to hold their rally more than one and a half kilometres (one mile) away.Irish President Patrick Hillery and Prime Minister Garret Fitzgerald greeted their guests at the airport.President Reagan is due to visit Galway City and the tiny village of Balleyporeen, where his great-grandfather was born.His journey will also include the capital, Dublin.Ireland is the first country on a European tour which will also take the American president to the Normandy beaches to commemorate the World War Two D-Day landing, and to London for a seven-nation economic summit.On arrival at Shannon, President Reagan described his visit as a moment of joy.In his welcoming speech,his Irish counterpart said Ireland remembered with gratitude that the U.S.had given a home and hope to millions who fled the bleak reality of 19th Century Ireland.

    Source: RTE

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8YHX69V2S9VZOCPUH0BX040MM
    Media URN:
    VLVA8YHX69V2S9VZOCPUH0BX040MM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/06/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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