• Short Summary

    ADMIRAL MORDECAI LIMON HAS ARRIVED BACK IN ISRAEL TO A WARM WELCOME FROM DEFENCE MINISTER MOYSHE DAYAN.

  • Description

    1.
    GV DAYAN AND LIMON DOWN STEPS OF AIRCRAFT
    0.22

    2.
    MV BOTH TOWARDS CAMERA AND PAST (2 SHOTS)
    0.42

    3.
    MV LIMON GREETED BY WOMEN
    0.53

    4.
    CU DAYAN PAST CAMERA
    0.57

    5.
    MV LIMON ANSWERS QUESTIONS (2 SHOTS) SOF
    2.11


    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ 5: REPORTER: "GENERAL LIMON, HOW DID YOU FEEL ON LEAVING FRANCE AFTER YOUR LONG SERVICE THERE?"



    LIMON: "WELL, I'VE SPENT ABOUT SEVEN YEARS - SINCE 1962 - AFTER SEVEN YEARS IN FRANCE OF COURSE I GOT ATTACHED QUITE TO FRANCE. WE HAVE MANY FRIENDS THERE. I WAS VERY PLEASED AFTER THE DECLARATION OF THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT THAT I HAD TO COME BACK THAT THE FRENCH PEOPLE SHOWED ME.... I CAN SAY MUCH LOVE AND ESTIMATION, AND I WAS REALLY VERY TOUCHED WHEN I SAW THAT WE HAD SO MANY FRIENDS IN FRANCE, THAT ISRAEL HAS MANY FRIENDS, THEY WERE NOT ONLY MY PERSONAL FRIENDS, MANY OF THEM I DIDN'T KNOW, WHO WROTE HUNDREDS OF LETTERS AND THEY EVEN CAME TO SEE ME AND TO SAY THEY THINK ABOUT ISRAEL."




    Initials JB/VS/BOB/ES



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: ADMIRAL MORDECAI LIMON HAS ARRIVED BACK IN ISRAEL TO A WARM WELCOME FROM DEFENCE MINISTER MOYSHE DAYAN. ADMIRAL LIMON, ISRAEL'S CHIEF BUYER OF ARMS IN EUROPE, WAS RECALLED AT THE REQUEST OF THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT AFTER THE GUNBOATS AFFAIR.

    FIVE GUNBOATS WHICH FRANCE WOULD NOT SELL TO ISRAEL BECAUSE OF AN ARMS EMBARGO, SAILED FROM THE FRENCH PORT OF CHERBOURG ON CHRISTMAS DAY AND LATER ARRIVED IN ISRAEL. HOWEVER, THE PART THAT ADMIRAL LIMON PLAYED IN THE AFFAIR IS STILL A MYSTERY.

    GENERAL DAYAN PAID A GLOWING TRIBUTE TO THE 45-YEAR-OLD ADMIRAL WHOM HE CALLED AN HONEST AND DECENT PERSON. HE WENT ON TO SPEAK ABOUT WHAT HE TERMED THE BAD FAITH BEHIND THE ADMIRAL'S DEPARTURE FROM FRANCE.

    ADMIRAL LIMON SAID THE FIVE BOATS HAD LEFT CHERBOURG LEGALLY AND HE WENT ON TO ANSWER REPORTERS' QUESTIONS.....

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9ANM3U7RNKKQGDQF7GORLRF6Y
    Media URN:
    VLVA9ANM3U7RNKKQGDQF7GORLRF6Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/01/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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