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    MR VINCENT MASSEY, THE FIRST NATIVE-BORN GOVERNOR-GENERAL OF CANADA, DIED IN A LONDON HOSPITAL TODAY.?

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    MR VINCENT MASSEY, THE FIRST NATIVE-BORN GOVERNOR-GENERAL OF CANADA, DIED IN A LONDON HOSPITAL TODAY. HE WAS 80 YEARS OLD.

    MR MASSEY DIED IN THE KING EDWARD VII HOSPITAL FOR OFFICERS IN CENTRAL LONDON, VICTIM OF THE CURRENT OUTBREAK INFLUENZA IN BRITAIN. HE ENTERED THE HOSPITAL YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) BUT DEVELOPED PNEUMONIA.

    HE ARRIVED IN BRITAIN ON 13 DECEMBER TO SPEND CHRISTMAS WITH FRIENDS. HIS SON, HART, WAS AT HIS BEDSIDE WHEN HE DIED. MR MASSEY WAS GOVERNOR-GENERAL OF CANADA FROM 1952 TO 1959.

    IN A TRIBUTE TO MR MASSEY THE CANADIAN HIGH COMMISSIONER IN LONDON MR CHARLES RITCHIE DESCRIBED THE LATE POLITICIAN AND DIPLOMAT AS A VERY GREAT CANADIAN WHO'D SERVED HIS COUNTRY WITH WISDOM, IMAGINATION AND DEVOTION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4GHYDINCXBH9C53V0JPGCJVEK
    Media URN:
    VLVA4GHYDINCXBH9C53V0JPGCJVEK
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/12/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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