• Short Summary

    H. S. Marchant, new British Ambassador to Cuba, arrived at the Presidential Palace, Havana August?

  • Description

    1.
    Outside shots of Cuban military band outside Presidential Palace and arrival of British Ambassador's car led by police motorcycle entourage..... drives under doorway to presidential palace....



    FIRST CAR BRINGS BRITISH FIRST SECRETARY AND HEAD OF CHANCERY IAIN J. M. SUTHERLAND (TALLER OF THE TWO), FIRST SECRETARY ALAN S. CLARK, AND ALSO CUBAN OFFICIAL



    SECOND CAR CARRIES AMBASSADOR H. S. MARCHANT AND CUBAN OFFICIAL MARCHANT' GETTING OUT OF CAR IS NOT ON FILM......



    MARCHANT COMING OUT OF PRESIDENTIAL PALACE AFTER HANDING HIS CREDENTIALS TO CUBAN PRESIDENT DORTICOS.....STOPS ON STEPS AND MILITARY BAND PLAYS "GOD SAVE QUEEN", THEN STEPS INTO AUTO.....



    INTERCUTS OF MILITARY BAND, CUBAN AND BRITISH FLAGS.....AND AUTO DRIVING AWAY WITH MOTORCYCLE ESCORT.....GVS......PALACE FROM FRONT WITH BAND IN FOREGROUND.ETC.


    2.
    BRITISH AMBASSADOR MARCHANT INSIDE THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE WITH FOREIGN MINISTRY OFFICIALS WALKING TO OFFICE OF PRESIDENT, MIRROR BEHIND HIM..... WALKS INTO OFFICE AND SHAKES HANDS WITH PRESIDENT......FOREIGN MINISTER RAUL ROA IS ON THE PRESIDENT'S RIGHT...OTHER CUBAN OFFICIAL ON HIS LEFT......



    MARCHANT INTRODUCES, SUTHERLAND TO PRESIDENT SHAKES HANDS, LIKEWISE WITH CLARK......



    GVS MARCHANT, DORTICOS AND ROA SEATED TALKING WITH GROUP OF OFFICIALS BOTH CUBAN AND BRITISH IN BACKGROUND........



    MARCHANT ARRIVED AT 11:30 AM AS SCHEDULED....ATMOSPHERE WAS VERY CORDIAL AND FRIENDLY.......DORTICOS, ROA AND MARCHANT CHATTED IN ENGLISH BECAUSE MARCHANT ADMITTED HE ONLY STARTED LEARNING SPANISH FOUR MONTHS AGO........




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: H. S. Marchant, new British Ambassador to Cuba, arrived at the Presidential Palace, Havana August 2 to present his credentials to President Dorticos. The Ambassador - who admitted to have started learning Spanish only four months ago - had cordial talks with the Cuban President and his Foreign Minister, Paul Roa.

    The Ambassador - who was accompanied by ......... and ......... - left the Palace with a motor-cycle escort as a Cuban military band played the British National Anthem.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAA82F8V17Y5ZB14JQN9AB5X3MX
    Media URN:
    VLVAA82F8V17Y5ZB14JQN9AB5X3MX
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/08/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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