• Short Summary

    The Reverend Michael Scott - British clergyman famous for his work on behalf of Africans in South Africa - arrived by air from New York at Accra, Ghana, November 17.

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    SV section of welcoming African crowd
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    CV boy in crowd waves
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    SV Scott down plane steps acknowledges crowd
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    SV Scott continues down steps acknowledging crowd
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    CV Scott greets Bediako-Poku and others
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    CU Scott
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    crowd carry Scott shoulder-high
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    SV another angle above
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The Reverend Michael Scott - British clergyman famous for his work on behalf of Africans in South Africa - arrived by air from New York at Accra, Ghana, November 17.

    He had been attending a United Nations debate on the proposed French atomic test in the Sahara, and at the airport was given a hero's welcome by the Ghana Anti Atom Test Select Committee and a large crowd of supporters.

    Afterwards, he said that public demonstrations in Ghana and other countries would strengthen the case against the Sahara test, and he hoped that the vigorous anti-test campaign in Ghana would be successfully continued.

    The U.N. General Assembly, Nov. 19, passed a resolution calling on President de Gaulle not to explode an atomic bomb over the Sahara. French delegate Moch said the test, planned to occur within the next few months, would not be abandoned - U.N. resolutions of this kind not being binding in international law.

    U.N. voting was 51 to 16 - the necessary two-thirds majority. The United Kingdom and United States voted against.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8T2BQYRJ1FPDGHE4YG8KM3CYT
    Media URN:
    VLVA8T2BQYRJ1FPDGHE4YG8KM3CYT
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/11/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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