• Short Summary

    President Kennedy and Mr Harold Macmillan, the British Prime Minister, boarded the Presidential yacht "Honey Fitz" at the Naval Gun Factory, Washington, April 6, for the last of their major meetings.

  • Description

    1.
    LV Presidential yacht "Honey Fitz" at quayside.
    5 ft

    2.
    CU Name ditto on lifebelt.
    10 ft

    3.
    SV Sailor hoisting presidential flag.
    13 ft

    4.
    SV Pres. Kennedy and Mr. Macmillan boarding boat.
    23 ft

    5.
    CU Mate blowing whistle, piping aboard.
    25 ft

    6.
    SV Group on deck of boat.
    28 ft

    7.
    LV People on quayside wave.
    31 ft

    8.
    CU Pres. Kennedy and Mr. Macmillan waving.
    35 ft

    9.
    LV Boat leaves.'
    45 ft



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: President Kennedy and Mr Harold Macmillan, the British Prime Minister, boarded the Presidential yacht "Honey Fitz" at the Naval Gun Factory, Washington, April 6, for the last of their major meetings.

    During their 2 1/2-hour voyage down the River Potomac, the two leaders discussed Berlin, south-east Asia, Laos, disarmament and test ban negotiations. Estimated of these situations were compared and the relative British and American positions on them discussed.

    The President and Mr Macmillan were said to have agreed that the Soviet Union will in all probability try to impose its own solution for the Berlin problem this year, and that the western alliance must be ready to resist it.

    Destination of the "Honey Fitz" was Mount Vernon, the country house of George Washington, a stately building preserved for tourist on a knoll overlooking the river.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8WWH5ZYI92FFFEZPUUGNWQJT
    Media URN:
    VLVA8WWH5ZYI92FFFEZPUUGNWQJT
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/04/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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