• Short Summary

    QUEEN ELIZABETH INAUGURATED YESTERDAY, (MONDAY), THE WORLD'S BIGGEST TELEPHONE CABLE PROJECT - THE 16,000 MILE (25,750 KM) CABLE LINKING BRITAIN AND EUROPE WITH AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND.

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    QUEEN ELIZABETH INAUGURATED YESTERDAY, (MONDAY), THE WORLD'S BIGGEST TELEPHONE CABLE PROJECT - THE 16,000 MILE (25,750 KM) CABLE LINKING BRITAIN AND EUROPE WITH AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND.

    THE 9,400 MILE (15,130 KM) LINK ACROSS THE PACIFIC, IS PROVIDED BY THE FIRST CABLE TO SPAN THAT GREAT OCEAN. THE CABLE BETWEEN BRITAIN AND CANADA WAS COMPLETED TWO YEARS AGO; SINCE THEN MICRO-WAVE LINKS HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED TO CARRY THE MESSAGES ACROSS CANADA.

    IN HER PRE-RECORDED MESSAGE, THE QUEEN SAID: (SOF STATEMENT)
    HER MAJESTY WAS FOLLOWED BY BRITAIN'S PRIME MINISTER, SIR ALEC DOUGLAS HOME: (SOF STATEMENT)
    THEN THE PRIME MINISTERS OF ALL FOUR COUNTRIES - BRITAIN, CANADA, AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND - JOINED IN A CONVERSATION, WHICH AT TIMES, SOUNDED AS THOUGH THEY WERE IN THE SAME ROOM.

    THE CABLE WILL PROVIDE 80 VOICE LINKS, GIVING A RECEPTION AS CLEAR AS ON A LOCAL TELEPHONE CALL. ANY ONE OF THE TELEPHONE LINKS CAN BE REPLACED BY UP TO 22 TELEPRINTER CIRCUITS. THE CABLE WILL ALSO CARRY PICTURES AND TRANSMIT HIGH QUALITY MUSIC TRANSMISSIONS. THE COMPLETION OF THE TRANS-PACIFIC LINK, IS THE LATEST STAGE IN THE ROUND-THE-WORLD CABLE, FIRST PLANNED OVER FIVE YEARS AGO.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACW6TDP93798E61YBSUPN95QZ5
    Media URN:
    VLVACW6TDP93798E61YBSUPN95QZ5
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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