• Short Summary

    GOVERNOR GEORGE ROMNEY OF MICHIGAN VISITED UNITED STATES TROOPS STATIONED IN SAIGON YESTERDAY (MONDAY).

    GOVERNOR ROMNEY?

  • Description

    GOVERNOR GEORGE ROMNEY OF MICHIGAN VISITED UNITED STATES TROOPS STATIONED IN SAIGON YESTERDAY (MONDAY).

    GOVERNOR ROMNEY ARRIVED IN SAIGON ON CHRISTMAS EVE FROM BANGKOK, WHERE HE HAD HAD INFORMAL TALKS WITH THAI LEADERS. HE TOLD REPORTERS ON ARRIVAL THAT HE DID NOT THINK THAT THE UNITED STATES COULD ACCOMPLISH ITS OBJECTIVES IN VIETNAM BY MILITARY VICTORY ALONE. "WE COULD WIN AND HAVE A VACUUM HERE," HE SAID.

    MR. ROMNEY, WHO IS SEEKING THE REPUBLICAN NOMINATION FOR THE NEXT PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN THE UNITED STATES, SPOKE TO MEN OF ALL RANKS AT THE 25TH DIVISIONAL HEADQUARTERS IN SAIGON, AS PART OF HIS CHRISTMAS VISIT TO THE TROOPS. HE ALSO SAW SOME OF THE WOUNDED IN HOSPITAL. LATER HE WAS GUEST OF HONOUR OF A LUNCH GIVEN BY THE 1ST INFANTRY DIVISION, AND LATER TALKED TO OTHER MEN STATIONED IN OR NEAR SAIGON.

    THE UNITED STATES TROOPS WERE ABLE TO RELAX FOR 24 HOURS FOR A CHRISTMAS CEASE FIRE AGREED TO BY BOTH SIDES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4MU0VC5BG5FEYRA1G4DZ64OKG
    Media URN:
    VLVA4MU0VC5BG5FEYRA1G4DZ64OKG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/12/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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