• Short Summary

    THE SCENE WAS SET IN THE BAHAMAS YESTERDAY (MONDAY) FOR THE TWO-DAY TALKS BETWEEN PRESIDENT KENNEDY AND PRIME MINISTER MACMILLAN IN THE LYFORD CAY CLUB AREA 14 MILES FROM NASSAU, CAPITAL OF THE BRITISH CROWN COLONY.

  • Description

    THE SCENE WAS SET IN THE BAHAMAS YESTERDAY (MONDAY) FOR THE TWO-DAY TALKS BETWEEN PRESIDENT KENNEDY AND PRIME MINISTER MACMILLAN IN THE LYFORD CAY CLUB AREA 14 MILES FROM NASSAU, CAPITAL OF THE BRITISH CROWN COLONY.

    BAY HOUSE, OWNED BY CANADIAN-BORN BREWERY MILLIONAIRE E.P. TAYLOR, WAS AWAITING THE ARRIVAL OF THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT. WHITE HOUSE TELEPHONES WERE INSTALLED THROUGHOUT THE GROUNDS AND FLOODLIGHTS MOUNTED ON TALL PALM TREES TO TURN NIGHT INTO DAY AT THE FLICK OF A SWITCH.

    PRESIDENT KENNEDY FLEW INTO NASSAU THIS AFTERNOON TO BE WELCOMED BY MR MACMILLAN WHO ARRIVED DURING THE MORNING. BRITAIN'S PRIME MINISTER IS STAYING AT BALI HAI, ITS GARDEN ADJOINING THE GROUNDS OF BAY HOUSE. BOTH VILLAS HAVE THEIR OWN BEACHES OF PINK CORAL SAND.

    FOR THE TALKS, TOMORROW AND THURSDAY, THE GBP700,000 LYFORD CAY CLUB ESTATE WILL BE USED. IT IS UNDER HEAVY SECURITY GUARD, WATCHED OVER BY PATROLS ARMED WITH SUB-MACHINE GUNS.

    THE INTERNATIONAL PRESS HAS MADE ITS HEADQUARTERS AT THE EMERALD BEACH HOTEL. SCORES OF TELETYPISTS ARE STANDING BY TO PUT THE LATEST NEWS ON THE WIRES AS IT IS RELEASED BY THE TWO LEADERS.

    THE TALKS ARE TAKING PLACE DURING ONE OF THE MOST CRITICAL PHASES IN THE POST-WAR HISTORY OF THE ANGLO-AMERICAN ALLIANCE. WHAT WAS PLANNED AS A RELAXED SURVEY OF WORLD PROBLEMS HAS CHANGED TO AN UNHAPPY CONTROVERSY OVER A MISSILE - THE SKYBOLT. - MR KENNEDY AND MR MACMILLAN GREETED EACH OTHER WARMLY AT NASSAU AIRPORT TODAY, BUT DIPLOMATIC SOURCES SAID THERE SHOULD BE NO MISTAKE ABOUT THE GRAVITY WITH WHICH THE PRIME MINISTER VIEWED THE REPORTED AMERICAN INTENTION TO ABANDON THE MISSILE THAT HAS SO FAR SAFEGUARDED BRITAIN'S CONTINUED ROLE AS A NUCLEAR POWER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1DNGKQVAXNQILQ79NV0QUJBW8
    Media URN:
    VLVA1DNGKQVAXNQILQ79NV0QUJBW8
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/12/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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