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A file containing documents relating to the downing of an American U-2 plane and the subsequent failure of the Paris summit. Subjects discussed in the file include Soviet press reports of alleged comments by Harold Macmillan, the British prime minister, condemning the U-2 incident; and the continuation of a proposed Anglo-Soviet exchange of aeronautical experts. Other subjects discussed in the file include the lack of information emerging from the Soviet Union about the trial and possible exchange of Gary Powers, the U-2 pilot; a Turkish reply to a Soviet protest note about the hosting of U-2 aircraft in Turkey; and incidents involving civil airliners in the Soviet Union. Documents in the file include a report that Powers' case had been transferred from the K.G.B. to the Soviet Supreme Court; a Soviet note concerning a diplomatic flight transiting British airspace; and discussion of the development of a 400-tonne Soviet hovercraft.
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