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    THE NORTH ATLANTIC ALLIANCE (NATO) OFFICIALLY ESTABLISHED ITS NEW HEADQUARTERS IN BELGIUM TODAY (THURSDAY). THE?

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    THE NORTH ATLANTIC ALLIANCE (NATO) OFFICIALLY ESTABLISHED ITS NEW HEADQUARTERS IN BELGIUM TODAY (THURSDAY). THE SUPREME ALLIED COMMANDER FOR EUROPE, GENERAL LYMAN LEMNITZER, UNVEILED A COMMEMORATIVE PLAQUE FOR THE SUPREME HEADQUARTERS ALLIED POWERS EUROPE (SHAPE) AT CASTEAU.

    REPRESENTING BELGIUM AT THE CEREMONY WERE THE PRIME MINISTER, MR. VANDEN BOEYNANTS, AND THE MINISTER OF DEFENCE, MR. POSWICK.

    GENERAL LEMNITZER SAID TODAY'S CEREMONY USHERED IN A NEW ERA FOR NATO. HE SAID SOLIDARITY AMONG THE MEMBERS STATES OF NATO WAS ESSENTIAL AND THIS HAD BEEN PROVED DURING THE MOVE FROM FRANCE TO BELGIUM.

    THE LAND ON WHICH SHAPE IS BEING CONSTRUCTED IS OWNED BY THE BELGIUM GOVERNMENT AND IS 6 MILES (10 KMS) FROM CASTEAU.

    SHAPE IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED AND READY FOR OPERATIONAL USE BY APRIL NEXT YEAR. IN ADDITION TO THE HEADQUARTERS BUILDING THERE WILL BE QUARTERS FOR PERSONNEL, A SWIMMING POOL, FOOTBALL FIELDS, A SHOPPING CENTRE AND A THEATRE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADJ7VSO5NHW6HUVOP1PBGWXNAB
    Media URN:
    VLVADJ7VSO5NHW6HUVOP1PBGWXNAB
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/11/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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