• Short Summary

    THE UNITED STATES NAVY'S ATOMIC POWERED AIRCRAFT CARRIER, THE ENTERPRISE, IS IN HONG KONG HARBOUR WHERE HER 5,000 CREWMEN ARE ON BRIEF LEAVE.

  • Description

    THE UNITED STATES NAVY'S ATOMIC POWERED AIRCRAFT CARRIER, THE ENTERPRISE, IS IN HONG KONG HARBOUR WHERE HER 5,000 CREWMEN ARE ON BRIEF LEAVE. THE VISIT HAS LED TO THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA WARNING THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT AND THE HONG KONG AUTHORITIES AGAINST TURNING THE CROWN COLONY INTO A BASE FOR THE U.S. TO USE IN THE VIETNAM WAR.

    THE U.S. NAVY USES HONG KONG AS THE MAIN "REST AND RECREATION" PORT FOR ITS SAILORS IN THE SEVENTH FLEET. THEY COME THERE ON LEAVE FROM ACTIVE SERVICE ALONG THE COASTS OF SOUTH AND NORTH VIETNAM. THEIR VISITS ARE WORTH ALMOST FOUR MILLION POUNDS A YEAR TO THE SHOPS AND BARS OF HONG KONG.

    BUT THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA HAS WARNED THAT IT REGARDS THE PRESENCE OF THE AMERICANS IN HONG KONG AS A "VERY SERIOUS PROVOCATION". AN ARTICLE IN THE PEKING PEOPLE'S DAILY NEWSPAPER SAID THAT THE SHIPS WERE CARRYING OUT "MISSIONS OF MASS SLAUGHTER" AGAINST THE PEOPLE OF VIETNAM.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2LWH1IH6W6X5ZN4QG4CJ95I52
    Media URN:
    VLVA2LWH1IH6W6X5ZN4QG4CJ95I52
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/02/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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