• Short Summary

    CANADIAN PRIME MINISTER LESTER PEARSON TODAY (MONDAY) CALLED FOR BRITAIN'S INCLUSION IN THE EVOLUTION OF A NEW EUROPE AND OBLIQUELY CRITICISED FRANCE FOR OPPOSING THIS.

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    1.
    MV SOLDIERS SALUTING PAN TO PEARSON ARRIVING
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    2.
    MV ONLOOKERS
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    3.
    MV PEARSON OUT OF CARRIAGE AND GREETED
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    4.
    MV GUARD PAN TO PEARSON INSPECTING
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    5.
    CU TRACK PAST SOLDIERS
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    6.
    MV PEARSON INSPECTING
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    7.
    MV GUARD MARCHING OFF
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    8.
    MV PEARSON INTO GUILDHALL
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    9.
    LV INT.
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    10.
    MV PEARSON APPLAUDED
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    11.
    MV AUDIENCE
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    12.
    MV PEARSON SPEAKING
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    13.
    MV AUDIENCE
    2.00

    14.
    MV EXT GUILDHALL
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    TRANSCRIPT (SEQ 12) PEARSON: "MY LORD MAYOR, YOUR EXCELLENCIES, LORDS, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, MAY I BEGIN BY THANKING THE (INAUDIBLE) FOR THE VERY KIND THINGS HE HAS SAID ABOUT MY COUNTRY AND ABOUT MYSELF. I AM VERY PROUD TO TAKE MY PLACE AMONG THE VERY DISTINGUISHED GROUP AS A FREEMAN OF THIS CITY, A CITY WHICH IS ALSO PART OF OUR CANADIAN HISTORY AND OUR BRITISH HERITAGE. FOR ME PERSONALLY THERE IS A PARTICULAR PLEASURE IN THIS MOMENT BECAUSE IT LINKS ME IN A FORMAL WAY WITH THE CITY WHERE I WAS ONCE FOR SOME YEARS RESIDENT AND I WAS PROUD TO CALL IT MY HOME".




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    Background: CANADIAN PRIME MINISTER LESTER PEARSON TODAY (MONDAY) CALLED FOR BRITAIN'S INCLUSION IN THE EVOLUTION OF A NEW EUROPE AND OBLIQUELY CRITICISED FRANCE FOR OPPOSING THIS.

    MR. PEARSON SAID THAT IT WAS SHORT-SIGHTED AND WRONG FOR ANY EUROPEAN COUNTRY TO OPPOSE OR PUT UNNECESSARY OBSTACLES IN THE WAY OF BRITAIN PLAYING A FULL AND CONSTRUCTIVE PART IN EUROPE.

    MR. PEARSON WAS SPEAKING IN LONDON'S HISTORIC GUILDHALL, AFTER CEREMONIES AWARDING HIM THE FREEDOM OF THE CITY.

    THE CANADIAN LEADER TOOK ISSUE WITH FRANCE'S ATTITUDE TO THE NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANISATION (NATO). THE ATLANTIC PACT WAS A POST-WAR DREAM OF A COMMUNITY OF INTERDEPENDENT STATES WILLING TO POOL THEIR SOVEREIGNTY IN THE INTERESTS OF THEIR SECURITY AND PROGRESS, HE SAID.

    FRANCE, HE ADDED, HAD IN DUE COURSE REPUDIATED THE WHOLE IDEA OF COLLECTIVE SECURITY AND HAD FALLEN BACK ON THE OLD AND DISCREDITED DOCTRINE OF NATIONAL DEFENCE BY NATIONAL ACTION, CO-ORDINATED IN A MILITARY ALLIANCE BUT WITH NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY UNIMPAIRED.

    BUT MR. PEARSON, WHO TONIGHT DENIED REPORTS THAT HE WAS ABOUT TO RESIGN, BEGAN HIS SPEECH BY THANKING THOSE PRESENT FOR THE HONOUR DONE HIM:

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    Film ID:
    VLVAQNQCWBW8M0B0JZJMEPK3B4R9
    Media URN:
    VLVAQNQCWBW8M0B0JZJMEPK3B4R9
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/11/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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