• Short Summary

    THE AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTER, MR MENZIES, FLEW INTO LONDON ON MAY 30 TO HOLD TALKS WITH MR MACMILLAN ON THE COMMON MARKET AND ITS EFFECT ON THE COMMONWEALTH.

  • Description

    1.
    CU MR MENZIES SOF STARTS: "THIS IS TREMENDOUSLY.......SOF ENDS: THAT HAVE BEEN PUT UP".
    0.40

    2.
    GV ADMIRALTY HOUSE AND WHITEHALL.
    0.44

    3.
    SV PAN... CAR ARRIVES.
    0.49

    4.
    SV PAN... MR MENZIES LEAVES CAR.
    0.53

    5.
    SV PHOTOGRAPHERS.
    0.56

    6.
    SV MR MENZIES POSES FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS.
    0.59

    7.
    CU PENANT ON CAR.
    1.02

    8.
    GV WHITEHALL
    1.05

    9.
    LV ADMIRALTY HOUSE.
    1.08

    10.
    SV MR. MACMILLAN SHAKES HANDS WITH MR. MENZIES AND SIR ERIC HARRISON AS THEY LEAVE.
    1.17

    11.
    SV PAN... MR MENZIES INTO CAR.
    1.20

    12.
    LV PAN... CAR LEAVES.
    1.26



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    Background: THE AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTER, MR MENZIES, FLEW INTO LONDON ON MAY 30 TO HOLD TALKS WITH MR MACMILLAN ON THE COMMON MARKET AND ITS EFFECT ON THE COMMONWEALTH. MR MENZIES, WHO SPENT THE WEEKEND WITH HIS DAUGHTER AND HER FAMILY IN GENEVA, WAS MET AT THE AIRPORT BY LORD MILLS, MINISTER WITHOUT PORTFOLIO.

    A SHORT TIME LATER HE DINED WITH THE BRITISH PRIME MINISTER AT ADMIRALTY HOUSE, ACCOMPANIED BY THE AUSTRALIAN HIGH COMMISSIONER, SIR ERIC HARRISON.

    AT A PRESS CONFERENCE, MR MENZIES SAID HE COULD NOT BELIEVE THAT IF BRITAIN ENTERED EUROPE, AND BECAME A MEMBER OF THE POLITICAL ORGANISATION, ITS RELATIONS WITH THE COMMONWEALTH WOULD BE AS FLEXIBLE OR AS INDEPENDENT AS BEFORE.

    MR MENZIES ADDED: "THIS IS TREMENDOUSLY IMPORTANT TO US; IT'S MORE IMPORTANT THAN A LOT OF PEOPLE HERE THINK, BECAUSE WE'RE AN ENORMOUS CUSTOMER OF GREAT BRITAIN AND THEREFORE WE PROVIDE MANY THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY WITH JOBS. ITS VERY IMPORTANT FOR YOU, IT'S VERY IMPORTANT FOR US, IT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO THE COMMONWEALTH - SO ALL I CAN SAY IS THAT IF THIS DOES REPRESENT A FINAL ARRANGEMENT OF SOME KIND THEN I HOPE IT DOESN'T REPRESENT WHAT I MIGHT CALL A GENERAL PATTERN FOR THE AGREEMENTS, BECAUSE IF IT DID IT WOULD RUN COUNTER TO THE IDEAS THAT HAVE BEEN PUT UP".

    MR MENZIES IS DUE TO STAY IN BRITAIN UNTIL JUNE 18 WHEN HE WILL FLY TO WASHINGTON FOR TALKS WITH PRESIDENT KENNEDY. DURING HIS FORTNIGHT IN BRITAIN HE WILL SPEND A WEEKEND WITH LORD HOME, THE FOREIGN SECRETARY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACCAA6R6ALE2MC2B96GCC6C4ZD
    Media URN:
    VLVACCAA6R6ALE2MC2B96GCC6C4ZD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/05/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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