• Short Summary

    WEST GERMAN GENERAL HANS SPEIDEL, RETIRING COMMANDER OF ALLIED LAND FORCES IN CENTRAL EUROPE, SAID GOODBYE TO HIS COMMAND AFTER SIX YEARS OF DUTY TODAY (THURSDAY).

  • Description

    WEST GERMAN GENERAL HANS SPEIDEL, RETIRING COMMANDER OF ALLIED LAND FORCES IN CENTRAL EUROPE, SAID GOODBYE TO HIS COMMAND AFTER SIX YEARS OF DUTY TODAY (THURSDAY). HE TOOK THE SALUTE AT A FAREWELL PARADE OF UNITS FROM EIGHT ALLIED NATIONS -- BELGIUM, CANADA, FRANCE, GERMANY, HOLLAND, LUXEMBOURG, BRITAIN AND THE UNITED STATES -- AT FONTAINEBLEAU, NEAR PARIS.

    ADDRESSING THE TROOPS IN FRENCH, HE RECALLED HIS BATTLES IN TWO WORLD WARS AND ADDED: "I FOUGHT AGAINST BRAVE ENEMIES WHO ARE NOW OUR COMRADES IN ARMS."
    (THE 66-YEAR-OLD GENERAL WILL BE REPLACED NEXT MONTH BY GENERAL JOHANN ADOLF VON KIELMANSEGG, ALSO A GERMAN. GENERAL SPEIDEL WILL BECOME A SPECIAL ADVISER TO THE WEST GERMAN GOVERNMENT ON MATTERS OF ATLANTIC DEFENCE.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1EVI290Q4NW4SG8PRZGFZP8Z9
    Media URN:
    VLVA1EVI290Q4NW4SG8PRZGFZP8Z9
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/08/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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