• Short Summary

    United States' President Gerald Ford made a spectacular entrance into Salzburg, Austria, on Sunday (1 June) when he stumbled and fell at the feet of waiting officials.

  • Description

    United States' President Gerald Ford made a spectacular entrance into Salzburg, Austria, on Sunday (1 June) when he stumbled and fell at the feet of waiting officials.

    In the tense atmosphere surrounding the vital talks on the Middle East President Ford was to have with Egypt's President Anwar Sadat, the incident, at Salzburg airport, provided some relief, if not embarrassment for the President.

    Brushing the fall aside with a humorous gesture - "Sorry I tumbled in," he told officials - Mr. Ford went on about his very serious business.

    After a welcoming speech from Austrian Chancellor Dr. Bruno Kreisky, President Ford drove to the Egyptian President's lakeside residence for talks centering on what happens next in Middle East peacemaking.

    During the lunchtime session, President Sadat told the U.S. leader that their talks were an historic opportunity to pave the way to a Middle East peace and that they must not lose it.

    President Ford, in his speech, said he was not prepared to tolerate a stalemate or stagnation in the Arab-Israeli dispute.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA49B1FTG3E9T79GCV054HRXKTX
    Media URN:
    VLVA49B1FTG3E9T79GCV054HRXKTX
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/06/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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