• Short Summary

    ATTRACTING THE CROWDS IN SOUTH AFRICA - THE 1,400 MILES AN HOUR MIRAGE III JET FIGHTER, PURCHASED BY THE SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT FROM FRANCE.

  • Description

    ATTRACTING THE CROWDS IN SOUTH AFRICA - THE 1,400 MILES AN HOUR MIRAGE III JET FIGHTER, PURCHASED BY THE SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT FROM FRANCE.THE PLANE, ON SHOW YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) AT THE SOUTH AFRICAN AIR FORCE BASE AT WATERKLOOF, ORANGE FREE STATE, IS ONE OF AN ORDER FOR 16 OF THE ALL-WEATHER FIGHTERS PLACED NEARLY A YEAR AGO.

    PRIME MINISTER VERWOERD, ACCOMPANIED BY DEFENCE MINISTER FOUCHE AND JUSTICE MINISTER VORSTER, INSPECTED THE PLANE AND WAS AMONG THE LARGE CROWD WATCHING THE PLANE SHOW OFF ITS TWICE-THE-SPEED-OF-SOUND PACES.

    THE MIRAGE III HAS BEEN SOLD TO ISRAEL, SWITZERLAND AND AUSTRALIA IN THE FACE OF STIFF COMPETITION FROM BRITAIN.LAST MONTH THE DEFENCE MINISTER ANNOUNCED THAT HE HAD RECENTLY PLACE AN ORDER FOR DEFENCE EQUIPMENT WITH BRITAIN INSPITE OF THREATS BY THE BRITISH LABOUR PARTY LEADER, MR.HAROLD WILSON, THAT IF HE WINS THE NEXT ELECTION HE WOULD STOP ARMS SUPPLIES TO SOUTH AFRICA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA747UILX25J1LLFXRPFL0IEJ91
    Media URN:
    VLVA747UILX25J1LLFXRPFL0IEJ91
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/07/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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