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Reel Number: 220735-02-P1
Year / Date: 1988,1980s
Country: England,United Kingdom,USA
TC Begins: 16:05:37
TC Ends: 16:28:11
NOTE: FOR ORDERING See: www.footagefarm.co.uk or contact us at: Info@Footagefarm.co.uk 1988 - Color, President Reagan: Arrival Ceremony, PM Thatcher to White House. 16Nov88 Pt 1 of 3 President & Nancy out of White House, staff & guests watch, Marine Band playing as limousine arrives,Margaret Thatcher out & shakes hands w/ Reagan, kisses Nancy, Denis Thatcher follows. Walk to meet George Bush & others. Onto podium & announced. 16:08:14 Welcome ceremony. Reagan & Thatcher as national anthem played; artillery fired; troops reviewed. Return to podium, fife & drum parade. 16:17:35 Reagan to microphone, SOF: “Prime Minister Thatcher, here is a story from our Old West. It's said that a cowboy went out riding one day & suddenly stumbled into the Grand Canyon. And he's supposed to have said: Wow, something sure has happened here! Well, Prime Minister Thatcher, when we contemplate the world as it is today & how it was when we first met eight years ago we too have a right to say: Something sure has happened. 16:18:09 “When we first met on these grounds in 1981, economic crisis beset both our countries; inflation & unemployment were reaching dangerously disruptive levels. The aggressive designs of squalid dictators, large & small, were seen everywhere. Totalitarian expansion was underway on four continents. Terrorism was growing. And in the face of the most massive arms buildup in human history our own defenses had fallen into disrepair & decline. A new nuclear missile was aimed at Europe & Asia. There was talk of unilateral cutbacks & American withdrawals & nuclear freezes & questions about the alliance. Our alliance, the great alliance built with such difficulty & daring since the last world war, was in grave danger. All of these problems spoke to an even deeper crisis: a crisis of faith, a crisis of will among the democracies. Here in our own nation there were those who questioned whether our democratic institutions could survive, whether the modern world had made them obsolete. Well, now it's changed. Now the excitement & vigor & energy in the world is w/ the cause of freedom. As the United States & Great Britain & other free nations have prospered, we have seen an almost Newtonian revolution in the science of economics. We are learning that the way to prosperity is not more bureaucracy & redistribution of wealth but less government & more freedom for the entrepreneur & for the creativity of the individual. 16:19:47 “Change, extraordinary change has come upon the world. And that's why at this moment, Prime Minister Thatcher, we're especially glad to be welcoming you here to our shores & to have this opportunity to acknowledge the special role that you & the people of Great Britain have made in achieving this remarkable change. 16:20:07 “It was my privilege, last June, shortly after my return from Moscow, to note in a speech at Guildhall your extraordinary role in the revitalization of freedom. Today, in welcoming you to these shores, I & the American people again restate our gratitude. In the critical hour, Margaret Thatcher & the people of Great Britain stood fast in freedom's defense & upheld all the noblest of your island nation's traditions; yours was the part of courage and resolve and vision. 16:20:40 “Bismarck reflected once that the supreme fact of the 19th century was that Great Britain & the United States shared the same language. Continued... State Visit; Special Relationship; Presidential Welcoming Speech; Diplomacy; NOTE: Any continuous 12 minutes of 16:05:37 - 16:28:11 sold at per reel rate. NOTE: Credit must be given to Reagan Presidential Library. NOTE: FOR ORDERING See: www.footagefarm.co.uk or contact us at: Info@Footagefarm.co.uk
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