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Gaspers: ‘a basinful of bombs’

In Auckland, a heckler shouted “What about the children?” when New Zealand’s Defence Minister, Mr. Dean Eyre, said he would like to drop ‘a basinful of bombs’ on North Vietnam. Mr. Eyre told the heckler: “We are dealing with Oriental people. They are different from ourselves.”