• Short Summary

    LAST WEEK IT WAS AMERICA'S DEFENCE SECRETARY, MR. ROBERT McNAMARA, MOUNTAIN-CLIMBING. THIS WEEK ANOTHER MINISTERIAL?

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    LAST WEEK IT WAS AMERICA'S DEFENCE SECRETARY, MR. ROBERT McNAMARA, MOUNTAIN-CLIMBING. THIS WEEK ANOTHER MINISTERIAL CLIMBER -- BRITAIN'S TRANSPORT CHIEF, MR. ERNEST MARPLES.

    HE HAS JUST COMPLETED A SUMMER HOLIDAY IN THE AUSTRALIAN ALPS, WHERE HE CLIMBED TWO PEAKS: THE 6,695-FOOT (2040-METRE) BERLINER HUTTE AND THE 11,406-FOOT(3478-METRE) GROSSE MOSEL, ON THE AUSTRIAN-ITALIAN BORDER.

    (MR. McNAMARA EXERCISED HIS LIMBS IN SWITZERLAND, WHERE AFTER CLIMBING ONE MOUNTAIN WAS BEATEN BY BAD WEATHER DURING AN ASSAULT ON THE TOUGH MATTERHORN.)
    IT MIGHT BE SUMMER IN THE TYROL, BUT HIGH UP THOSE MOUNTAINS IT WAS FAR FROM WARM, AND MR. MARPLES GREW A BEARD TO PROTECT HIS FACE FROM THE FROSTY ALPINE WINDS.

    NOW, BACK IN LONDON, HE IS THE ONLY BEARDED MEMBER OF THE BRITISH CABINET. HE HAS NOT YET MADE UP HIS MIND WHETHER TO SHAVE IT -- HE PLANS TO FIND OUT HOW HIS CONSTITUENTS FEEL ABUT A BEARDED REPRESENTATIVE IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS.

    (MR. MARPLES AND MR. McNAMARA JOIN THE RANKS OF ANOTHER MINISTERIAL CLIMBER: THE FRENCH MINISTER OF SPORT, M. MAURICE HERZOG, WHO LED THE CONQUEST IN 1950 OF MOUNT ANNAPURNA, ONE OF THE HIGHEST PEAKS IN THE HIMALAYAS.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVAENFAKQ6K5MUHJIUO4IX29H9I
    Media URN:
    VLVAENFAKQ6K5MUHJIUO4IX29H9I
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/08/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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