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    THE SEVENTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANISATION PARLIAMENTARIANS OPENED IN PARIS, FRANCE, NOV 13.

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    THE SEVENTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANISATION PARLIAMENTARIANS OPENED IN PARIS, FRANCE, NOV 13. IT IS BEING ATTENDED BY 200 DELEGATES OF THE 15 MEMBER NATIONS, AND WILL LAST FOR FIVE DAYS. A MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT KENNEDY OF THE UNITED STATES WAS READ TO THE ASSEMBLED PARLIAMENTARIANS.

    HE SAID THAT IN CENTRAL EUROPE "OUR DESTINIES ARE SOMETIMES FOCUSED ON THE SHALL POINT OF A BAYONET", AND HE REITERATED HIS CONVICTION THAT GROUND FORCES AT PRESENT WERE PROBABLY AS IMPORTANT TO THE ALLIANCE AS THEY HAD EVER BEEN. IT WAS FOR THE LEADERS OF NATO TO PRODUCE STRATEGIES THAT WOULD DETER WAR AND, IF POSSIBLE, PREVENT ANY OUTBREAK OF HOSTILITIES.

    SPEAKERS ON THE FIRST DAY WERE DR. STIKKER, NATO SECRETARY-GENERAL; GENERAL LAURIS NORSTAD, SUPREME ALLIED COMMANDER, EUROPE; AND MR. ELVIS STAHR, U.S. ARMY SECRETARY. DR STIKKER SAID THE INTERNATIONAL SITUATION HAD DETERIORATED IN THE LAST YEAR - "WE ARE BACK IN THE GRIMMEST DAYS OF THE COLD WAR, IF NOT WORSE". HE ADDED:
    GENERAL NORSTAD REPORTED THAT RECENT REINFORCEMENTS TO NATO HAD BROUGHT ALLIED STRENGTH UP TO 21 DIVISIONS FROM 15 OR 16 LAST YEAR. THIS WOULD SOON BE FURTHER INCREASED TO 25 DIVISIONS, MOST OF WHICH WOULD BE MAINTAINED READY FOR ACTIVE SERVICE. ON BERLIN, HE SAID:

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    Film ID:
    VLVA95JFR8RRPHJ1TPW98D50DMRH4
    Media URN:
    VLVA95JFR8RRPHJ1TPW98D50DMRH4
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/11/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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