• Short Summary

    THE SITE FOR NATO'S NEW SUPREME HEADQUARTERS ALLIED POWER, EUROPE WILL BE AT THE LITTLE BELGIAN VILLAGE OF CASTEAU, ABOUT 35 MILES (56 KILOMETRES) SOUTH--WEST OF BRUSSELS.

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    THE SITE FOR NATO'S NEW SUPREME HEADQUARTERS ALLIED POWER, EUROPE WILL BE AT THE LITTLE BELGIAN VILLAGE OF CASTEAU, ABOUT 35 MILES (56 KILOMETRES) SOUTH--WEST OF BRUSSELS.

    THE DECISION TO MAKE CASTEAU THE SITE FOR THE SHAPE HEADQUARTERS WAS MADE BY THE FOURTEEN MEMBERS STATES OF THE NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANISATION ON TUESDAY.

    THE MOVE FROM THE PRESENT HEADQUARTERS IN ROCQUENCOURT, NEAR PARIS, IS MADE NECESSARY BY PRESIDENT DE GAULLE'S ORDER TO SHAPE TO LEAVE FRENCH SOIL BY APRIL 1.

    CASTEAU, WITH A POPULATION OF ABOUT 1,900 PEOPLE, IS IN WOODED AGRICULTURAL LAND ABOUT 12 MILES (19 KMS) FROM THE BORDER BETWEEN FRANCE AND BELGIUM.

    THE BUILDING IS PLANNED TO BE COMPLETED IN THE SIX MOTHS BEFORE THE FRENCH TIME-LIMIT EXPIRES, BUT THERE HAS BEEN SOME DIFFICULTY RAISING THE GBP15 MILLION (42 MILLION DOLLARS) WHICH THE NEW HEADQUARTERS IS EXPECTED TO COST.

    NATO SOURCES SAID ON TUESDAY THAT THE FINAL COST-SHARING HAD STILL TO BE DECIDED.

    IN CASTEAU ANTI-NATO POSTERS HAVE APPEARED. THE MAYOR OF CASTEAU HAS SAID THE IDEA OF THE NEW HEADQUARTERS BEING THERE LEAVES HIM COLD. SOME VILLAGERS SAY THEY DON'T LIKE THE NOISE THEY EXPECT WILL COME WITH SHAPE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4UJ1QYHI2LICFQAJ87MMUWHS3
    Media URN:
    VLVA4UJ1QYHI2LICFQAJ87MMUWHS3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/09/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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