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    UNITED STATES PRESIDENT RICHARD NIXON ARRIVED IN BANGKOK, THAILAND, ON MONDAY (28 JULY) ON THE THIRD LEG OF HIS ASIAN TOUR.

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    GV PRESIDENT NIXON AND KING BHUMIBOL ARRIVE BY CAR, OTHER CAR ARRIVES CARRYING QUEEN SIRIKIT AND MRS. NIXON.
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    2.
    GV ESCORT VEHICLES AND CROWD
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    3.
    LV PRESIDENT NIXON RECEIVING KEYS OF CITY FROM LORD MAYOR
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    4.
    GV ESCORT VEHICLES AND CROWD
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    5.
    LV NIXON BOWS AND FACES CROWD
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    6.
    SV CROWD
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    7.
    LV NIXON SPEAKS (SOF)
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    8.
    GV MOTORCADE MOVING OFF
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    TRANSCRIPT: (SEQ 7): NIXON "YOUR MAJESTY, MR. LORD MAYOR, YOUR EXCELLENCIES, AND ALL OF THE CITIZENS OF BANGKOK AND THOSE FROM THE UNITED STATES WHO ARE GATHERED HERE TODAY - WANT TO EXPRESS MY DEEPEST APPRECIATION FOR RECEIVING THE KEY TO THIS CITY, A CITY THAT I HAVE KNOWN AND, LIKE ANYONE WHO KNOWS THIS CITY, I HAVE COME TO LOVE. AS I THINK BACK ON THE MANY OCCASIONS THAT I HAVE BEEN HERE, I REALIZE WHY THIS CITY MEANS SO MUCH TO SO MANY PEOPLE - NOT ONLY IN THAILAND BUT THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. IT IS BECAUSE OF THE PEOPLE OF THIS CITY AND THE PEOPLE OF THIS NATION. THEY ARE A PEOPLE WHO COMMAND RESPECT FROM ALL THOSE WHO KNOW THEM. THEY ARE A PEOPLE WHO HAVE A PROUD TRADITION OF FREEDOM. THIS IS TRULY THE LAND OF THE FREE."




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    Background: UNITED STATES PRESIDENT RICHARD NIXON ARRIVED IN BANGKOK, THAILAND, ON MONDAY (28 JULY) ON THE THIRD LEG OF HIS ASIAN TOUR. HE AND MRS NIXON WERE GREETED BY KING BHUMIBOL AND QUEEN SIRIKIT WITH WHOM THEY DROVE TO THE MUNICIPAL PAVILION AT PAN FAH BRIDGE, WHERE PRESIDENT NIXON RECEIVED THEY KEY OF THE CITY AN MADE A SPEECH.

    PRESIDENT NIXON, WHO HAS ALREADY HELD TALKS WITH LEADERS IN THE PHILIPPINES AND INDONESIA, WILL ALSO BE VISITING INDIA AND PAKISTAN DURING HIS TRIP - WITH THE RUMOURED POSSIBILITY THAT HE MAY ALSO MAKE AN UNSCHEDULED STOP IN SAIGON, SOUTH VIETMAN.

    AT THE MUNICIPAL PAVILION, THE PRESIDENT RECEIVED THE KEY OF THE CITY FROM THE LORD MAYOR OF BANGKOK. THE AMERICAN HEAD OF STATE'S VISIT BEGAN ONLY A FEW HOURS AFTER A COMMUNIST GUERRILLA RAID ON A U.S. AIR FORCE BASE IN THAILAND - THE FIRST SUCH ATTACK IN MORE THAN A YEAR - AND SOME THAI'S REACTIONS WERE STRONG, JUST BEFORE THE MOTORCADE HAD ARRIVED AT PAN FAH BRIDGE, POLICE ARRESTED FOUR ARMED DEMONSTRATORS WHO SHOUTED "YANKEE GO HOME" AND THREW A BOTTLE INTO THE PATH OF THE CARS. BUT THERE WERE NO FURTHER DEMONSTRATIONS DURING THE SYMBOLIC CEREMONY, AT WHICH PRESIDENT NIXON SPOKE, SAYING:

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEI3UJVQ7TY7308MSMZZWR4PJM
    Media URN:
    VLVAEI3UJVQ7TY7308MSMZZWR4PJM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/07/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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