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    FIELD MARSHAL LORD MONTGOMERY FLEW INTO HONGKONG SEPTEMBER 2 ON HIS WAY TO CHINA AS GUEST OF MAO TSE-TUNG.

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    FIELD MARSHAL LORD MONTGOMERY FLEW INTO HONGKONG SEPTEMBER 2 ON HIS WAY TO CHINA AS GUEST OF MAO TSE-TUNG. HE WAS MET AT THE AIRPORT BY HONGKONG'S ACTING GOVERNOR, MR. CLAUDE BURGESS AND OTHER OFFICIALS.

    DURING HIS BRIEF STOPOVER, LORD MONTGOMERY VISITED HEADQUARTERS OF THE 1ST BATTALION, ROYAL WARWICKSHIRE REGIMENT, BASED IN HONGKONG. MONTY SERVED MUCH OF HIS EARLY CAREER WITH THE REGIMENT AND IS NOW ITS COLONEL-IN-CHIEF. LORD MONTGOMERY ALSO MET CAPT. J.S. KEEN, LEADER OF A REGIMENTAL ALPINE TEAM THAT LEAVES NEXT MONTH TO SCALE A HIMALAYA GLACIER NEAR MOUNT EVEREST.

    LORD MONTGOMERY LATER LEFT FOR CHINA WHERE HE WILL SPEND THREE WEEKS. AT A BANQUET IN HIS HONOUR IN PEKING, SEPTEMBER 6, HE CALLED FOR UNIVERSAL RECOGNITION OF CHINA AS ONE OF THREE STEPS TOWARD RELIEVING WORLD TENSION. "WHEN I SAY CHINA I MEAN THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA WITH THE GOVERNMENT IN PEKING -- AND NOT THE TAIWAN (FORMOSA) SET-UP WHICH IS IN NO WAY COMPETENT TO REPRESENT CHINA," HE SAID.

    HE ADDED THAT THE THREE STEPS NEEDED TO EASE WORLD TENSION WERE RECOGNITION OF ONE CHINA, RECOGNITION OF TWO GERMANIES, AND WITHDRAWAL OF ALL ARMED FORCES EVERYWHERE BACK TO THEIR OWN NATIONAL TERRITORIES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4XMMYPPV8GX59AXUMJAOHF0WD
    Media URN:
    VLVA4XMMYPPV8GX59AXUMJAOHF0WD
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/09/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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