• Short Summary

    MR. DENIS HEALEY, BRITAIN'S DEFENCE MINISTER, WAS TODAY (WEDNESDAY) DUE TO RETURN TO LONDON AFTER?

  • Description

    MR. DENIS HEALEY, BRITAIN'S DEFENCE MINISTER, WAS TODAY (WEDNESDAY) DUE TO RETURN TO LONDON AFTER A THREE-DAY VISIT TO WEST GERMANY, DURING WHICH HE AGREED WITH HIS WEST GERMAN COUNTERPART, HERR KAI-UWE VON HASSEL, ON FURTHER GERMAN ARMS PURCHASERS TO HELP OFFSET THE COST OF KEEPING BRITISH TROOPS IN GERMANY. YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) MR. HEALEY AND HERR VON HASSEL VISITED A WEST GERMAN DEFENCE UNIT IN MUNSTER-LAGER.

    THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE PURCHASE AGREEMENT CAME IN A COMMUNIQUE YESTERDAY ISSUED AFTER TALKS BETWEEN MR. HEALEY AND HERR VON HASSEL. THE COMMUNIQUE SAID AGREEMENT HAD BEEN REACHED ON THE PURCHASE OF SEACAT SEA-TO-AIR MISSILES, STALWART AMPHIBIOUS ARMOURED LORRIES AND RADAR EQUIPMENT. THE COMMITMENT BRINGS WEST GERMANY WITHIN SIGHT OF FULFILLING A CURRENT THREE-YEAR AGREEMENT UNDER WHICH IT MUST MAKE DEFENCE PURCHASES FROM BRITAIN WORTH 70 MILLION STERLING.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADZNCYHNH1S0Q4B1CF8L2W5JNO
    Media URN:
    VLVADZNCYHNH1S0Q4B1CF8L2W5JNO
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/06/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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