• Short Summary

    WITH THE NEWS ON SUNDAY (11 JAN) THAT FEDERAL TROOPS WERE MAKING A FINAL THRUST INTO BIAFRA TO END THE NIGERIAN CIVIL WAR, SENIOR MEMBERS OF THE BRITISH CABINET MET AT NUMBER 10 DOWNING STREET TO DISCUSS PLANS FOR GETTING AID TO THE FORMER REBEL TERRITORY.

  • Description

    1.
    MV STREET SIGN DOWNING STREET
    0.03

    2.
    MV NEWSMEN
    0.06

    3.
    MV WILSON ARRIVING
    0.13

    4.
    MV MISS JUDITH HART INTO NO. 10
    0.14

    5.
    MV MICHAEL STEWART FOREIGN SECRETARY ENTERS
    0.22

    6.
    MV DENIS HEALEY DEFENCE MINISTER ENTERS
    0.29

    7.
    MV WINDOW OF NO. 10
    0.32

    8.
    MV POLICEMAN ON DUTY
    0.38

    9.
    SV NEWSMEN WAITING OUTSIDE
    0.41



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: WITH THE NEWS ON SUNDAY (11 JAN) THAT FEDERAL TROOPS WERE MAKING A FINAL THRUST INTO BIAFRA TO END THE NIGERIAN CIVIL WAR, SENIOR MEMBERS OF THE BRITISH CABINET MET AT NUMBER 10 DOWNING STREET TO DISCUSS PLANS FOR GETTING AID TO THE FORMER REBEL TERRITORY.

    LATER AN OFFICIAL STATEMENT SAID THAT A HERCULES TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT LOADED WITH MEDICAL SUPPLIES WOULD FLY OUT ON MONDAY (12 JAN).

    IT WAS ALSO UNDERSTOOD THAT AN ARMY MEDICAL CORPS HAD BEEN PUT ON STANDBY TO GO TO NIGERIA AS SOON AS THE GOVERNMENT LEARNS FROM THE NIGERIAN RED CROSS EXACTLY WHAT IS NEEDED.

    BRITISH ARMY LORRIES ARE BEING MOBILISED TO CARRY OUT OVERLAND RELIEF AND THE GOVERNMENT IS READY TO SUPPORT BRITISH CIVILIAN MEDICAL TEAMS. PRIME MINISTER HAROLD WILSON HEADED THE CABINET MEETING WHICH WAS ATTENDED BY FOUR MINISTERS INCLUDING FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH SECRETARY MICHAEL STEWART.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5GQO2C3V2Z3WB066X3PPWQUV9
    Media URN:
    VLVA5GQO2C3V2Z3WB066X3PPWQUV9
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/01/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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