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Wilson In South Africa (1966)

Harold Wilson in Documentary & Newsreel YouTube clips

This newsreel from 31 Dec 1966 shows some of the key events happening around the world.

Dominican Republic, South Africa, Charles De Gaulle, Harold Wilson, West Germany, Spain, Israel / Jo: Uploaded to YouTube on 21 Jul 2015 by AP Archive


Dominican Republic:

Street scene, Juan Bosch speaking, then Joaquin Balaguer.

South Africa:

Endrik Pervet’s funeral, clips of Balthasar Vorster (Prime Minister of South Africa from 1966 to 1978), Charles de Gaulle (French President), and Alexei Kosygin (Premier of the Soviet Union from 1964 to 1980).

Harold Wilson speaks on the subject of Vietnam.

West Germany:

Ludwig Erhardt (second Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany from 1963 until 1966)  and new Chancellor Kurt Kiesinger (Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany from 1 December 1966 to 21 October 1969).


General Franco.


Jordanian village after Israeli bombing, showing a woman searching the ruins.

An Israeli representative speaks at the United Nations General Assembly.


The Gemini takes off!  Includes views of Earth from the capsule, and shots of an astronaut space walking. 


The marriage of President Johnson’s daughter Lucy to Patrick Nugent.

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