Ike Does Not Believe There Will Be A Nuclear War.


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Former American President General Dwight D. 'Ike' Eisenhower and family came to Ireland on a four-day visit. During a press conference in Dublin Eisenhower would not comment on if Ireland should join NATO. The General also expressed his personal belief that there would not be a nuclear war.

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    Eisenhower Dublin Press Conference
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    RTÉ News
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    Ike Does Not Believe There Will Be A Nuclear War.
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    Former U.S. President General Dwight D. 'Ike' Eisenhower and family came to Ireland on a four-day visit. On his arrival in Ireland, he was greeted by his friend and former Irish President Sean T. O'Kelly. General Eisenhower was Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces for the Normandy landings in 1944 and later Supreme Allied Commander of NATO forces in Europe after the World War II.

    During his press conference in Dublin Eisenhower spoke about whether Ireland should join NATO. On the threat of nuclear war he said, "I don't believe any nation is so foolish as to push the other one to the point where there would be no recourse."

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    An extract from a press conference given by Dwight Eisenhower in Dublin during a visit to Ireland. The former American President came to Ireland with his wife and two grand children. They began their visit in Belfast, General Eisenhower had visited American troops a stationed in Northern Ireland a number of times during the Second World War. Eisenhower and family then visited Dublin and Wexford.

    The extract shown here is from film shot for RTÉ News at the only press conference General Eisenhower gave during his visit. The report was broadcast 25 August 1962

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    USA, United States of America, President, NATO, Nucelar, Nucelar War, Atomic Bomb, Cold War
  • Geographical coverage
    Dublin, Ireland
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    Arts and Culture
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    Telefís Éireann
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    English (eng)
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    English (eng)