Washington. D.C. White House. 16th - 17th May1972. Stock ID #160711
7 black and white official White House photographs. 25 x 33cm. Each photograph is stamped "Official Photograph/The White House/Washington" on the reverse and dated. The photographs are dated the 16th and 17th of May. Small collection of photographs from the tour of Japan, Thailand and South Vietnam United States Vice President Spiro Agnew made during May 1972. These seven photographs were taken during Agnew's three hour trip to discuss the military situation with President Nguyen Van Thieu and other South Vietnamese and U.S. officials. The photos show Agnew arriving at Saigon's Tan Son Nhat Air Base from Bangkok, arriving at the Independence Palace (by helicopter) and in discussion.
On his return to the United States on May 19th he reported to President Nixon that "there’s some remorse" in the U.S. military over limits placed on the bombing of North Vietnam. This led to President Nixon summoning Admiral Thomas H. Moorer, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to the Oval Office for a dressing down during which he threatens to fire General John D. Ryan, the Air Force chief of staff. [Transcript available Presidential Recordings, Miller Centre, University of Virginia). (When referring to this item please quote stockid 160711).
Price: $125.00 AU