• Short Summary

    A PARTY OF 38 MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES WAR COLLEGE WERE WELCOMED BY LIEUTENANT-COLONEL YAKUBU GOWON, HEAD OF THE FEDERAL MILITARY GOVERNMENT AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE ARMED FORCES WHEN THEY VISITED LAGOS, NIGERIA ON FRIDAY.

  • Description


    DODAN BARRACKS, US DELEGATES; GOWON; OFFICIALS; PRESENTATION OF SHIELD.




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    Background: A PARTY OF 38 MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES WAR COLLEGE WERE WELCOMED BY LIEUTENANT-COLONEL YAKUBU GOWON, HEAD OF THE FEDERAL MILITARY GOVERNMENT AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE ARMED FORCES WHEN THEY VISITED LAGOS, NIGERIA ON FRIDAY.

    THE VISITING PARTY WAS MADE UP OF SENIOR MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY, NAVY AND AIR FORCE AS WELL AS MEMBERS OF THE STATE DEPARTMENT IN WASHINGTON.

    THEY WERE LED BY COLONEL BEN ANDERSON, WHO SAID THEY WERE STUDYING AFRICAN PROBLEMS AT FIRST HAND. THEY STAYED TWO DAYS IN NIGERIA.

    SIMILAR GROUPS ARE ON TOUR IN EUROPE, THE FAR EAST, LATIN AMERICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST.

    BEFORE ARRIVING IN NIGERIA THE TEAM HAD VISITED MOROCCO AND THE IVORY COAST. FROM THERE THEY GO ON CONGO-KINSHASA, KENYA, MOZAMBIQUE, ETHIOPIA AND LIBYA.

    IN WELCOMING THEM COLONEL GOWON SAID HE WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES FOR ALL THE ASSISTANCE IT HAD GIVEN NIGERIA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAGX7XX9YJ2H96OG8UONWXD0YB
    Media URN:
    VLVAGX7XX9YJ2H96OG8UONWXD0YB
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/04/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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