• Short Summary

    WITH A MONTH TO GO TO WEST GERMANY'S GENERAL ELECTION, DR. LUDWIG ERHARD'S CAMPAIGN IS?

  • Description

    WITH A MONTH TO GO TO WEST GERMANY'S GENERAL ELECTION, DR. LUDWIG ERHARD'S CAMPAIGN IS IN FULL SWING. THE CHANCELLOR IS MAKING A WHISTLE-STOP TOUR THE LENGTH AND BREADTH OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC SEEKING VOTES.

    DR. ERHARD IS WASTING NO TIME MEETING THE VOTERS. YESTERDAY, FOR INSTANCE, HE MADE SIX STOPS WITHIN THREE HOURS, SPEEDING BY CAR FROM TOWN TO TOWN, VILLAGE TO VILLAGE.

    GERMANY REUNIFICATION IS THE MAIN THEME OF HIS SPEECHES, ALONG WITH OTHER TOPICAL ISSUES LIKE NATO AND REARMAMENT. A SIMILAR CAMPAIGN LINE IS BEING TAKEN BY THE SOCIAL DEMOCRATS, LED BY WEST BERLIN MAYOR WILLY BRANDT, WHO FORM THE CHIEF OPPOSITION TO THE CHANCELLOR AND HIS RULING CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATS.

    AT NIGHT, DR. ERHARD GOES ABOARD A SPECIAL TRAIN, LINKED BY TELEPHONE TO BONN, TO HANDLE EVERYDAY PROBLEMS AND REST FOR THE NEXT DAY'S CAMPAIGNING. THE ELECTION TAKES PLACE ON SEPTEMBER 19.

    (TODAY, HIS PREDECESSOR, DR. KONRAD ADENAUER, TOLD A POLITICAL MEETING THAT ADOPTION OF AN AMERICAN PLAN TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS WOULD MEAN THE "SURRENDER OF EUROPE TO THE RUSSIANS." BONN IMMEDIATELY DISSOCIATED ITSELF FROM THE STATEMENT, AND DR. ERHARD HIMSELF REITERATED WEST GERMAN SUPPORT FOR THE UNITED STATES AT THE GENEVA DISARMAMENT CONFERENCE, WHERE THE PLAN WAS PUT FORWARD).

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    Film ID:
    VLVA14U89BPZG4WBEOJ8JY2EA0O1W
    Media URN:
    VLVA14U89BPZG4WBEOJ8JY2EA0O1W
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/08/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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