• Short Summary

    FROM YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, 40 MILES SOUTH OF TOKYO, UNITS OF THE U.S. SEVENTH FLEET?

  • Description

    FROM YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, 40 MILES SOUTH OF TOKYO, UNITS OF THE U.S. SEVENTH FLEET - PART OF AMERICA'S PACIFIC FLEET - LEFT FOR THE TAIWAN STRAIT, JUNE 23-28.

    THE MOVE COMES ON PRESIDENT KENNEDY'S DECLARATION THAT THE TAIWAN SITUATION WAS A MATTER OF SERIOUS CONCERN OVER WHICH THE U.S. WOULD TAKE ACTION IF NECESSARY TO "ASSURE THE DEFENCE" OF TAIWAN AND THE PESCADORES ISLANDS, HELD BY ITS ALLIES, THE CHINESE NATIONALISTS OF GENERAL CHIANG KAI-SHEK.

    AMONG THE FLEET LEAVING JAPAN, JUNE 28, WAS THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER "CORAL SEA". THE 54,000-TON WARSHIP HEADS THE TASK FORCE OF DESTROYERS, SUBMARINES AND FRIGATES TAKING UP PATROL DUTIES IN THE STRAIT. THE LATEST OF THEM ARE EQUIPPED WITH NUCLEAR WEAPONS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA79VMJLY4ZVNDIGJD02PXDEBJE
    Media URN:
    VLVA79VMJLY4ZVNDIGJD02PXDEBJE
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/06/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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