• Short Summary

    President Richard Nixon and his wife Patricia set off on their historic journey to Peking on Thursday.

  • Description

    President Richard Nixon and his wife Patricia set off on their historic journey to Peking on Thursday. A helicopter took them from the White House lawn to the nearby Andrews Airforce Base, where the blue and white Boeing 707 Air Force One was waiting to fly them to Hawaii on the first stage of their 10,000-mile (16,000 km) trip.

    The Nixon's are due to stay in Honolulu until Saturday, when they fly on via Guam and Shanghai to arrive in Peking at 1130 local time on Monday. They are due to fly from Shanghai to Anchorage, Alaska, a week later.

    Before the journey, Mr Nixon spoke to a large crowd assembled on the White House lawn.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAC3NLRIYLWN6NN3972AXWLY1TI
    Media URN:
    VLVAC3NLRIYLWN6NN3972AXWLY1TI
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/02/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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