• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT JOHNSON PAID A SURPRISE VISIT YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) TO THE AMERICAN BASE, CAM RANH BAY, IN SOUTH VIETNAM.

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    PRESIDENT JOHNSON PAID A SURPRISE VISIT YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) TO THE AMERICAN BASE, CAM RANH BAY, IN SOUTH VIETNAM. THE VISIT CAME AT THE END OF THE MANILA CONFERENCE ON VIETNAM.

    THE PRESIDENT, NOW RESTING AT A SEASIDE RESORT IN THAILAND, CAME CLOSER TO AN ACTUAL BATTLE ZONE THAN ANY OTHER AMERICAN PRESIDENT SINCE ABRAHAM LINCOLN IN THE CIVIL WAR 100 YEARS AGO.

    THIS FILM OF THE VISIT WAS RECEIVED IN LONDON FROM NEW YORK BY EARLY BIRD SATELLITE TONIGHT. INSTEAD OF THE PRESIDENTIAL LIMOUSINE THAT HAD TRAVELLED WITH HIM ON THE FAR EAST TOUR, THE PRESIDENT DROVE AROUND THE BASE IN AN ARMY CAR. GENERAL WILLIAM WESTMORELAND, COMMANDER OF THE UNITED STATES FORCES IN VIETNAM WAS WITH HIM.

    ABOUT 900 MEN OF THE ARMY, NAVY, MARINE CORPS, COAST GUARD AND AIR FORCE HAD BEEN ASSEMBLED TO MEET HIM. HE TOLD THEM: "AMERICAN FIGHTING MEN I SALUTE YOU. WE IN AMERICA DEPEND ON YOU, ON THE YOUNG AND ON THE BRAVE, TO STOP AGGRESSION BEFORE IT SWEEPS FORWARD. ... A NATION THAT STOPS PRODUCING BRAVE MEN SOON CEASES TO BE A NATION."
    AFTERWARDS THE PRESIDENT PRESENTED MEDALS TO FIVE MEN ON PARADE AND TO 15 OTHERS IN HOSPITAL. "YOU ARE THE GREATEST MEN I KNOW," HE TOLD THEM.

    AFTER THAILAND, THE PRESIDENT HAS ONE MORE SCHEDULED VISIT TO MAKE - TO SOUTH KOREA - BEFORE ENDING HIS 17-DAY TOUR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAR4Z61MRFX05FK031CEMM5S0V
    Media URN:
    VLVAAR4Z61MRFX05FK031CEMM5S0V
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/10/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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