• Short Summary

    FOREIGN DIGNITARIES BEGAN ARRIVING AT IDLEWILD AIRPORT, NEW YORK CITY, TONIGHT (SUNDAY) ON THEIR WAY TO WASHINGTON FOR TOMORROW'S STATE FUNERAL SERVICE FOR MR.

  • Description

    FOREIGN DIGNITARIES BEGAN ARRIVING AT IDLEWILD AIRPORT, NEW YORK CITY, TONIGHT (SUNDAY) ON THEIR WAY TO WASHINGTON FOR TOMORROW'S STATE FUNERAL SERVICE FOR MR. JOHN KENNEDY. IN WASHINGTON, IT WAS ANNOUNCED THAT MRS JACQUELINE KENNEDY AND PRESIDENT LYNDON JOHNSON WILL RECEIVE HEADS OF STATE AND OTHER FOREIGN LEADERS SEPARATELY AFTER MR. KENNEDY'S BURIAL.

    THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH, REPRESENTING QUEEN ELIZABETH WHO IS EXPECTING A BABY IN THE NEW YEAR, FLEW FROM LONDON THIS EVENING TO WASHINGTON IN A BOAC BOEING 707. ABOARD THE SAME FLIGHT WERE SIR ALEC DOUGLAS-HOME, THE BRITISH PRIME MINISTER, AND MR HAROLD WILSON, LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION LABOUR PARTY.

    LATER, QUEEN FREDERIKA OF THE HELLENES FLEW OUT AFTER A SHORT STOP-OVER ENROUTE FROM ATHENS.

    TOP WEST GERMANS FLEW DIRECT TO WASHINGTON FROM BONN. FIRST ABOARD WAS DR. GERHARD SCHROEDER, THE FOREIGN MINISTER. HE WAS FOLLOWED BY DR. LUDWIG ERHARD, THE CHANCELLOR, DR ERICH MENDE, LEADER OF THE FREE DEMOCRATS (COALITION PARTNERS WITH DR ERHARD'S CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATS), PRESIDENT HEINRICH LUEBKE AND OTHER OFFICIALS.

    AT ORLY AIRPORT, PARIS, A GUARD-OF-HONOUR SAW PRESIDENT DE GAULLE OFF. IT WAS ONLY ON FRIDAY THAT FINAL TOUCHES HAD BEEN PUT TO PLANS FOR HIM TO VISIT MR KENNEDY IN WASHINGTON NEXT YEAR.

    FINALLY, AT SHANNON AIRPORT, PRESIDENT EAMONN DE VALERA OF THE IRISH REPUBLIC LEFT BY SET ACCOMPANIED BY A SQUAD OF IRISH MARINES. IT WAS FROM IRELAND, OF COURSE, THAT MR KENNEDY'S DESCENDANTS EMIGRATED TO THE UNITED STATES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1K896GXV7WT5GGG6LD5WD0VK2
    Media URN:
    VLVA1K896GXV7WT5GGG6LD5WD0VK2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/11/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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