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    FIELD MARSHAL VISCOUNT MONTGOMERY ARRIVED IN CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA, ON JAN 25, ABOARD THE "STIRLING CASTLE" FOR A THREE-WEEK VISIT AS THE GUEST OF HIS FORMER CHIEF OF STAFF, MAJOR-GENERAL SIR FRANCIS DE GUINAND.

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    FIELD MARSHAL VISCOUNT MONTGOMERY ARRIVED IN CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA, ON JAN 25, ABOARD THE "STIRLING CASTLE" FOR A THREE-WEEK VISIT AS THE GUEST OF HIS FORMER CHIEF OF STAFF, MAJOR-GENERAL SIR FRANCIS DE GUINAND.

    LORD MONTGOMERY, WHO HAS VISITED WORLD FIGURES INCLUDING KHRUSHCHEV, NEHRU, CHOU EN-LAI, AND TITO, DINED WITH DR VERWOERD, SOUTH AFRICAN PRIME MINISTER, ON THE NIGHT HE ARRIVED.

    AT A PRESS CONFERENCE ABOARD THE "STIRLING CASTLE", LORD MONTGOMERY SAID: "I JUST WANT TO SEE WHAT THE SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT'S POLICY IS DOING FOR THE NATIVES.MY FEELING IS THAT MORE HAS BEEN DONE FOR AFRICANS IN SOUTH AFRICA THAN ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE WORLD, BUT I WANT TO SEE FOR MYSELF."
    AMONG VISITS IN HIS CROWDED ITINERARY IS A THREE-DAY VISIT TO THE TRANSKEI PROVINCE.ON JAN 23, DR VERWOERD ANNOUNCED PLANS TO GRANT A NEW CONSTITUTION TO THIS REGION - AN AFRICAN TERRITORY IN THE EASTERN CAPE - WHICH PROVIDED FOR AN ELECTED LEGISLATIVE AUTHORITY AND POSSIBLY A CABINET SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5KMU1TNXUA0HRH5K7F9EM6E4X
    Media URN:
    VLVA5KMU1TNXUA0HRH5K7F9EM6E4X
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/01/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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