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    GENERAL MAXWELL TAYLOR, THE RETIRING AMERICAN AMBASSADOR TO SOUTH VIETNAM, LEFT SAIGON ON FRIDAY (JULY 30) AFTER 16 MONTHS DUTY IN SAIGON.

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    GENERAL MAXWELL TAYLOR, THE RETIRING AMERICAN AMBASSADOR TO SOUTH VIETNAM, LEFT SAIGON ON FRIDAY (JULY 30) AFTER 16 MONTHS DUTY IN SAIGON. GENERAL TAYLOR RESIGNED ON JULY 7, AND HE IS BEING SUCCEEDED BY HENRY CABOT LODGE, A FORMER AMBASSADOR TO SOUTH VIETNAM WHO RESIGNED IN 1964.

    DURING HIS STAY IN SOUTH VIETNAM, GENERAL TAYLOR WITNESSED NOT ONLY A CHANGE IN THE COMPLEXION OF THE WAR BUT THE FALL OF FOUR GOVERNMENTS. HE PLAYED A SIGNIFICANT ROLE IN TRYING TO ESTABLISH A FIRM POLITICAL BASE FOR SOUTH VIETNAM'S WAR EFFORT.

    WHEN HE ACCEPTED THE APPOINTMENT IN SUCCESSION TO MR. LODGE, HE MADE IT CONDITIONAL THAT THE APPOINTMENT WOULD BE FOR ONLY ONE YEAR.

    AT THE AIRPORT TO SAY FAREWELL WERE GENERAL NGUYEN HUU CO, SOUTH VIETNAMESE DEFENCE MINISTER; MR. TRAN VAN DO, THE FOREIGN MINISTER; AND, GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS WITH WHOM HE HAD WORKED DURING HIS TERM OF OFFICE.

    WHEN GENERAL TAYLOR, A FORMER CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF, HANDED IN HIS RESIGNATION, PRESIDENT JOHNSON PRAISED HIM FOR HIS 'EXTRAORDINARY COURAGE AND SKILL THROUGHOUT A LONG AND BRILLIANT CAREER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAASWVR972XLM67OXU2LGHD124
    Media URN:
    VLVAASWVR972XLM67OXU2LGHD124
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/07/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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