• Short Summary

    THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH TODAY (SATURDAY) SPENT THE LAST DAY OF HIS AMERICAN TOUR IN NEW YORK -- BEFORE LEAVING FOR CANADA.

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    DUKE IN NEW YORK STORE LOOKING AT BRITISH MADE ARTICLES, COMMENTS ON SALESMANSHIP TO AUDIENCE (SOF).



    TRANSCRIPT: DUKE: "ANY COUNTRY THAT CAN SELL TEA SETS TO RUSSIA (APPLAUSE), EXPORT ONE MILLION BRASS BEDSTEAD KNOBS IN 1964 (LAUGHTER) AND EVEN MORE REMARKABLE TO PERSUADE FOREIGNERS TO BUY WATER FROM GLASGOW - (LAUGHTER) WELL I RECKON THESE PEOPLE CAN BE RELIED UPON TO SELL ALMOST ANYTHING."




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH TODAY (SATURDAY) SPENT THE LAST DAY OF HIS AMERICAN TOUR IN NEW YORK -- BEFORE LEAVING FOR CANADA.

    THE DUKE YESTERDAY VISITED SOME OF THE BIG DEPARTMENT STORES ON 5TH AVENUE SELLING BRITISH-MADE GOODS. AS HE PUT IT, HE WAS PREPARED TO DO ANYTHING LEGAL TO HELP BRITAIN'S EXPORT DRIVE.

    BRITISH MERCHANTS, HE SAID, HAD BEEN SELLING THINGS FOR SEVERAL HUNDRED YEARS. AND ONCE THEY GET THE MESSAGE THAT THEY ARE REQUIRED TO JUMP THROUGH A HOOP AND DYE THEIR HAIR PINK TO MAKE A SALE, THAT IS WHAT THEY WILL DO, HE SAID.

    ASKED WHETHER HE OBJECTED TO SOME OF THE UNUSUAL FORMS OF ADDRESS HE HAD ENCOUNTERED IN THE UNITED STATES -- KING FOR INSTANCE -- HE REPLIED THAT HE DID NOT MIND, BUT JUST RESPONDED, AS IN THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK, TO ANY LOUD CALL.

    HE TOLD AMERICANS NOT TO UNDERRATE THE MARKETING SKILL OF THE BRITISH AND WENT ON SOF:

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6AKFVRO4VACIRY987A5NTJ87W
    Media URN:
    VLVA6AKFVRO4VACIRY987A5NTJ87W
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/03/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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