The retiring deputy commander of the NATO forces in Western Europe, makes a three-day farewell visit to Ottawa.
TRANSCRIPT: END CUT: MONTGOMERY: "......AND SEIZING POLITICAL POWER I DON'T AGREE."
NOTE: THE SOUND PORTION OF THIS FILM IS LOW, BUT IS BEING SENT TO YOU BECAUSE OF THE IMPORTANCE OF THE STATEMENT.)
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Background: The retiring deputy commander of the NATO forces in Western Europe, makes a three-day farewell visit to Ottawa. Field Marshal, the Viscount, Montgomery, will retire from his NATO post in September. Lord Montgomery is questioned about the French Army taking over in Algeria.
SUMMARY: IN ANSWER TO THE QUESTION OF WHAT HE THINKS OF THE FRENCH ARMY TAKING OVER POWER IN NIGERIA HE SAYS, AS A SOLDIER, HE DOESN'T BELIEVE SOLDIERS SHOULD SEIZE MILITARY POWER. HE SAYS THEY ARE NOT SKILLED IN GOVERNING. HE IS OPPOSED TO A COUP D' ETAT BY SOLDIERS, THEIR SEIZING OF POWER.