• Short Summary

    British papers re-acted strongly May 17 to Soviet Premier Khrushchev's threat to leave the Paris Summit Conference unless he received guarantees there would be no more American "spy-flights" over Russia, those responsible for the last one would be punished, and above all - that President Eisenhower apologised for the incident.

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    British papers re-acted strongly May 17 to Soviet Premier Khrushchev's threat to leave the Paris Summit Conference unless he received guarantees there would be no more American "spy-flights" over Russia, those responsible for the last one would be punished, and above all - that President Eisenhower apologised for the incident.

    Most papers stressed British Premier Macmillan's strenuous efforts to avert a collapse of the almost still-born Conference his evening visits to French President de Gaulle, President Eisenhower, and Mr. Khrushchev, the last-named at 11.15. Even the Labour "Daily Herald" gave a banner headline - "MAC TO THE RESCUE". Cartoons showed Macmillan in the same role - the would-be peacemaker. The communist "Daily Worker" was unsensational and factual - "SPY CLASH AT SUMMIT" and a sub-head - "Will the talks go on?".

    Undoubtedly the most eye-catching of front pages was that of the best-selling "Daily Mirror"; addressed to "Mr. K!" it told him "DON'T BE SO BLOODY RUDE" - (bloody is a popular but coarse English adjective) and asked him as a Post-script - "Who do you think you are? Stalin".

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5IBAJUNB69ZKWSU81480PUZYY
    Media URN:
    VLVA5IBAJUNB69ZKWSU81480PUZYY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/05/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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