• Short Summary

    EIGHTEEN SHIPS OF THE UNITED STATES SIXTH FLEET LEFT GIBRALTAR HARBOUR TODAY (MONDAY). THE?

  • Description


    SHIP BERTHED IN HARBOUR; SHIPS BERTHED AT DOCKYARD.




    Initials JP/VS/JH/PF



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: EIGHTEEN SHIPS OF THE UNITED STATES SIXTH FLEET LEFT GIBRALTAR HARBOUR TODAY (MONDAY). THE VESSELS WHICH INCLUDE DESTROYERS, ATTACK TRANSPORTS, LANDING SHIPS AND STORE SHIPS BEGAN ARRIVING LAST THURSDAY AND THE LAST SAILED IN ON SATURDAY.

    THE SIXTH FLEET, WHICH IS STATIONED IN THE MEDITERRANEAN, HAS BEEN USING GIBRALTAR AS AN EXCHANGE POINT FOR SHIPS AND MEN GOING HOME AFTER COMPLETING THEIR TOUR OF DUTY. THE PRESENCE OF THE AMERICANS WAS SAID TO HAVE NO POLITICAL SIGNIFICANCE. HOWEVER, OFFICERS AND MEN ON SHORE LEAVER WERE NOT ALLOWED TO CROSS THE BORDER INTO SPAIN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4047ATTGF7VBP8GRSLHW2HMVH
    Media URN:
    VLVA4047ATTGF7VBP8GRSLHW2HMVH
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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