• Short Summary

    Harold Wilson, British Opposition Labour Party leader met President Johnson in Washington yesterday (Monday) for what he called a 'very enjoyable and frank talk'.

  • Description

    1.
    SV Wilson out of car walks toward White House
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    2.
    SV Wilson stands by entrance
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    3.
    CU Ditto
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    4.
    Back V. Harold Wilson, and wife enter
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    5.
    SV President Johnson, Harold Wilson and wife seated
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    CU President Johnson and Mr. Wilson Pan to Mrs. Wilson
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    7.
    CU Wilson
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    8.
    LV Group seated
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    9.
    SV Mr. & Mrs. Wilson out of White House
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    10.
    CU Wilson speaks to reporters
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    11.
    Wilson into car
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    12.
    SV Pan. Car away
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    Initials JM/N/JH/SGM


    STOP PRESS: At a press conference today (Tuesday), Mr. Wilson branded a report that he had suggested putting the British navy under the U.N. as a the control of armed forces will be 100 per cent within the sovereign control of the United Kingdom."
    He said that, if elected, Labour would build up Britain's conventional forces at the expense of its nuclear deterrent and would earmark part of its mobile forces for United Nations peace-keeping operations.
    On the question of mixed-man NATO force, Mr. Wilson said the if Labour were convinced that this was only way to stop Germany becoming a nuclear power, then very reluctantly, it would go along with it. "But at all to Western deterrent strength."

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Harold Wilson, British Opposition Labour Party leader met President Johnson in Washington yesterday (Monday) for what he called a 'very enjoyable and frank talk'. His call at the White House ended three days of talks during which he was briefed on United States policies, and for his part had explained policies he would follow if elected British Prime Minister this year.

    After the 50-minute talk, Mr. Wilson told reporters: "The Western Alliance is in good hands as far as the United States is concerned." He said that one of the things that concerned him in Washington was the problem of making the Western Alliance - and especially NATO - more effective, in views of the critical strain that undergoing.

    Today, (Tuesday) Mr. Wilson travels to Connecticut to receive an Honorary Degree at the University of Bridgeport.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAF1D6GT8W1GJ0SLLPCOPNT60CI
    Media URN:
    VLVAF1D6GT8W1GJ0SLLPCOPNT60CI
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/03/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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