• Short Summary

    THE FIRST OF FIVE UNITED STATES NAVY TRANSPORT SHIPS LOADED WITH WEAPONS AND MILITARY EQUIPMENT FOR THAILAND IS UNLOADING IN BANGKOK THIS WEEK, FOUR OTHER VESSELS HAVE LEFT OKINAWA BOUND FOR THAILAND.

  • Description

    THE FIRST OF FIVE UNITED STATES NAVY TRANSPORT SHIPS LOADED WITH WEAPONS AND MILITARY EQUIPMENT FOR THAILAND IS UNLOADING IN BANGKOK THIS WEEK, FOUR OTHER VESSELS HAVE LEFT OKINAWA BOUND FOR THAILAND.

    THE UNITED STATES DEFENCE DEPARTMENT HAS ANNOUNCED THAT THE SHIPMENTS WERE INTENDED TO "RESUPPLY AND REPLACE" STOCKS SENT TO THAILAND DURING THE LAOS CRISIS OF 1962. THEY SAY THAT MUCH OF THE EQUIPMENT HAS DETERIORATED IN THE STEAMY ATMOSPHERE OF INLAND THAILAND WHERE IT HAS LAIN SINCE THE END OF THAT YEAR.

    HOWEVER, THE SHIPMENTS COME AT A TIME WHEN UNITED STATES OFFICIALS ARE CONSTANTLY REITERATING THEIR DECISION TO CARRY OUT A FIRM POLICY IN SOUTHEAST ASIA - EVEN, IF NECESSARY, TO THE EXTENT OF RISKING WAR WITH CHINA. A STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL IN WASHINGTON HAS SAID HE WAS NOT PREPARED TO "ESTIMATE THE PROSPECTS" FOR MORE GENERALIZED WAR IN THE AREA. "THIS IS A VERY DELICATE AREA", HE DECLARED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACV31R9URMA0BKYI62J5TITZ1W
    Media URN:
    VLVACV31R9URMA0BKYI62J5TITZ1W
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/06/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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