• Short Summary

    Malta's prime Minister Dom Mintoff was given a hero's welcome by thousands of cheering and chanting Maltose, when he flew home Saturday night (15 Jan.), after talks in Rome with British Defence Secretary Lord Carrington.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Aircraft on tarmac
    0.03

    2.
    SV Crowd shouting from building
    0.10

    3.
    SV Mintoff from aircraft, crowd cheers
    0.24

    4.
    SV Mintoff walks across tarmac surrounded by nowamen
    0.37

    5.
    SV PAN Crowd on airport building shouting
    0.42

    6.
    SV Mintoff walks to car, gets in and drives off
    1.02

    7.
    GTV Crowd round car.
    1.17


    AIRCRAFT ON TARMAC: CROWD SHOUTING: MINTOFF OFF AIRCRAFT AND CHEERED BY CROWD: MINTOFF WALKS TO CAR AS CROWD CONTINUES SHOUTING. MINTOFF IN CAR AND CAR AWAY AS CROWD SURROUNDS CAR.




    Initials BB/1648 JL/AS/BB/1658



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Malta's prime Minister Dom Mintoff was given a hero's welcome by thousands of cheering and chanting Maltose, when he flew home Saturday night (15 Jan.), after talks in Rome with British Defence Secretary Lord Carrington.

    The Prime Minister was mobbed by the banner-waving crowd--one of the largest over assembled at the airport--and police had to force a way for his ear. Although details of his talks with Lord Carrington on the Malta bases crisis have not been disclosed, the crowds in Valletta acclaimed Mr. Mintoff as a victor,
    Before leaving Rome, the Prime Minister announced that he had lifted the ultimatum under which all British troops were ordered to leave the island. He said that he took the action because he sow the possibility of a new defence agreement with the British government.

    Mr. Mintoff issued his ultimatum after Britain refored to meet his temend for a rental of 18 million sterling for the continued use of military bases on the island.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8XUM4R76I12YWWOX5ZX5131CH
    Media URN:
    VLVA8XUM4R76I12YWWOX5ZX5131CH
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/01/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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