• Short Summary

    Someone who would be sorry to see the end of national service is Field Marshal Lord Montgomery of Alamein.

  • Description

    Someone who would be sorry to see the end of national service is Field Marshal Lord Montgomery of Alamein. He said this at Chatham when he went to wish Godspeed to his namesake -- the destroyer ALAMEIN.

    The ALAMEIN -- which bears the crest of Lord Montgomery -- was being given a sendoff as she left to start a nine months tour of duty in the Mediterranean.

    The Field Marshal had told the ship's company the time was coming when the three services would be composed entirely of Regulars. He would be sorry to see national service go -- it brought in a complete cross-section of the nation.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABWZUTEC98VXNJ49RLN0ZOOE1Z
    Media URN:
    VLVABWZUTEC98VXNJ49RLN0ZOOE1Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/11/1957
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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