• Short Summary

    TAIWAN'S PRESIDENT AND MADAME CHIANG KAI-SHEK WERE ACCORDED A 21-GUM SALUTE RECENTLY WHEN THEY BOARDED THE 79,000-TON UNITED STATES AIRCRAFT CARRIER, 'CONSTELLATION', OFF THE NORTH COAST OF TAIWAN.

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    TAIWAN'S PRESIDENT AND MADAME CHIANG KAI-SHEK WERE ACCORDED A 21-GUM SALUTE RECENTLY WHEN THEY BOARDED THE 79,000-TON UNITED STATES AIRCRAFT CARRIER, 'CONSTELLATION', OFF THE NORTH COAST OF TAIWAN.

    DURING THEIR SIX-HOUR CRUISE, THE 75-YEAR-OLD PRESIDENT TOLD THE 4,100-MAN CREW HE HOPED THE ARMED FORCE OF THE REPUBLIC OF CHINA AND THE UNITED STATES WOULD "WORK TOGETHER OUR JOINT MISSION"
    THE PRESIDENT, HOWEVER, DID NOT DEFINE THE MISSION.BUT THE UNITED STATES AND THE REPUBLIC OF CHINA ARE LINKED BY A MUTUAL DEFENSE TREATY CENTERING ON THE DEFENCE OF TAIWAN.

    AMONG EVENTS WHICH THE HEAD OF STATE AND HIS WIFE WITNESSED ABOARD THE 'CONSTELLATION', WHICH IS PART OF THE U.S.SEVENTH FLEET, WERE THE TAKE OFF OF THIRTY-FIVE SKYWARRIOR TRANSONIC PLANES IN ELEVEN MINUTES AND THEIR RECOVERY IN TWENTY-FIVE MINUTE.

    THE DEMONSTRATION ALSO INCLUDED THE DROPPING OF NAPALM BOMBS AT SEA.SIMULATED AERIAL MINING HAD FIVE-BOMBING.

    THE PRESIDENT AND MADAME DID NOT SEEM TIRED ALTHOUGH THE DAY WAS STRENUOUS ONE.THEY CLIMBED WITHOUT APPARENT FATIGUE SEVEN DECKS OF THE CARRIER'S ISLAND TO WATCH THE FIREPOWER DEMONSTRATION, WHICH 50 MINUTES.

    AT THE END OF THE CRUISE, THE PRESIDENT AND HIS WIFE BOARDED A UNITED STATES MARINE HELICOPTER FOR THE HILLSIDE PAD WHICH THEY LEFT A LITTLE OVER SIX HOURS EARLIER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA969YWK31J0FQ807SQ9A9G86SU
    Media URN:
    VLVA969YWK31J0FQ807SQ9A9G86SU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/07/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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