• Short Summary

    Mr. John Diefenbaker, Canadian Prime Minister, described as "a tremendous experience" his 90-minute visit November?

  • Description

    Mr. John Diefenbaker, Canadian Prime Minister, described as "a tremendous experience" his 90-minute visit November 2 to Kildonan, Sutherland. His maternal great-grandfather, George Bannerman, was born there.

    Mr. Diefenbaker who is on a world tour -- in particular to Asia -- made special day journey to Scotland to see his ancestor's village.

    He saw the site of his great-grandfathers's home, where another house now stands. But he could not find his ancestor's gravestone, which is believed to have become overgrown.

    It was in 1813, after the Bannermans, with many other families, had been evicted during the Sutherland clearances, that George Bannerman emigrated to Canada.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABK4YDT7EXYB6G5JNM5JEFTFFS
    Media URN:
    VLVABK4YDT7EXYB6G5JNM5JEFTFFS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/11/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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