• Short Summary

    THE WEST GERMAN LINER, HANSEATIC, WHICH IS CURRENTLY ON A WINTER CRUISE OF WEST AFRICA WITH 580 TOURISTS ABOARD, STOPPED RECENTLY IN COTONOU, DAHONEY.

  • Description


    LINER AT DOCKSIDE; RECEPTION ABOARD SHIP WITH PEOPLE TALKING AND DRINKING; AFRICANS IN NATIONAL DRESS; PASSENGERS IN SHIP'S LOUNGE, PLAYING CARDS, IN SWIMMING POOL.




    Initials RE/VS/JH/PF.


    OUR PRODUCTION NUMBER 11765/68; PEOPLE OF ABIDJAN WELCOME WEST GERMAN TOURISTS - SERVICED ON 25 1968 - ALSO REFERS.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE WEST GERMAN LINER, HANSEATIC, WHICH IS CURRENTLY ON A WINTER CRUISE OF WEST AFRICA WITH 580 TOURISTS ABOARD, STOPPED RECENTLY IN COTONOU, DAHONEY. THE WEST GERMAN AMBASSADOR TO DAHOMEY, HERR UDO HORTSMANN, GAVE A RECEPTION ABOARD THE LINER, NOW HOMEWARD BOUND.

    THE HANSEATIC, BELONGING TO THE DEUTSCHE ATLANTIC LINE, IS FITTED WITH THE LATEST MODERN EQUIPMENT. A TELEVISION SET IN ITS LOUNGE ENABLES PASSENGERS TO WATCH PROGRAMMES FORM NEARBY COUNTRIES. THE CINEMA ON THE HANSEATIC CAN SEAT 200, AND THERE IS ALSO A LARGE SWIMMING POOL.

    WHILE IN COTONOU, DAHOMEY'S LARGEST TOWN, THE PASSENGERS WENT ON A SHOPPING SPREE LOOKING FOR AFRICAN ART. DAHOMEY IS ONE OF THE AFRICAN STATES WHERE THE ART TRADITION OF BENIN, THE FAMOUS OLD WEST AFRICAN KINGDOM, STILL FLOUR SHES. BANKS SET UP OFFICES ON THE SHIP TO ENABLE PASSENGERS TO CHANCE THEIR CURRENCY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1VBTBALBPFHUCJUQJC71ORAVZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA1VBTBALBPFHUCJUQJC71ORAVZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/11/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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