• Short Summary

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

  • Description

    1.
    GV Helicopter in front of White House
    0.05

    2.
    GV Crowds with helicopter behind
    0.08

    3.
    CU Nixon speaks
    1.20


    IN:"As we look..."


    OUT:" mankind".



    4.
    GV Nixon & wife to helicopter
    1.26

    5.
    SV Nixon's bid farewell to Vice President & wife
    1.36

    6.
    SV & GV Helicopter takes off(3 shots)
    1.49

    7.
    GV & SV Nixon's boarding aircraft & wave from steps (2 shots)
    2.11

    8.
    GV Aircraft away
    2.21


    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 3: NIXON: "As we look into the future, we must recognise that the Government of the People's republic of China and the Government of the United States have had great differences. We will have differences in the future. But what we must do is to find a way to see that we can have differences without being enemies in war. If we can make progress towards that goal on this trip, the world will be a much safer world, and the chance particularly for all of those young children over there to grow up in a world of peace will be infinitely greater. I would simply say in conclusion that if there was a postscript that I hope might be written with regard to this trip, it would be the words on the plaque which was left on the moon by our first astronauts when they landed there. "We came in peace, for all mankind". Thank you and goodbye.




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    SATELLITE TELERECORDING
    This film of the farewell ceremony was recorded by Visnews in London from a satellite transmission.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: 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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