• Short Summary

    CHANCELLOR ERHARD, WHO HAS BEEN ON A 3-DAY VISIT TO WEST BERLIN, MADE HIS FIRST MAJOR POLITICAL SPEECH OF EST GERMANY'S ELECTION YEAR LAST NIGHT (TUESDAY).

  • Description

    CHANCELLOR ERHARD, WHO HAS BEEN ON A 3-DAY VISIT TO WEST BERLIN, MADE HIS FIRST MAJOR POLITICAL SPEECH OF EST GERMANY'S ELECTION YEAR LAST NIGHT (TUESDAY). DOZENS OF HECKLERS AMONG THE CAPACITY 7,000 AUDIENCE IN THE SPORTSPALAST INDOOR STADIUM CAUSED UPROAR AT TIMES.

    MUCH OF THE HOUR-LONG SPEECH WAS DEVOTED TO THE SUBJECT OF EUROPE. THE CHANCELLOR WELCOMED PRESIDENT DE GAULLE'S INVITATION TO MEET AT THE CHATEAU RAMBOUILLET, ADDING THAT HE AGREED WITH THE FRENCH CONCEPT THAT IT WAS THE TASK OF EUROPEANS FIRST OF ALL TO THINK IN A EUROPEAN WAY. IN THIS MANNER THEY WOULD BUILD A STRONG EUROPE CONSCIOUS OF ITS STRENGTH AND HISTORY TO BE AN EQUAL PARTNER IN THE ATLANTIC ALLIANCE.

    THE CHANCELLOR APPEARED TO TAKE A MIDDLE POSITION BETWEEN THE "EUROPE OF FATHERLANDS" OF GENERAL DE GAULLE AND THE SUPRANATIONAL EUROPE DESIRED BY SOME OF THE COMMON MARKET COUNTRIES.

    MOST APPLAUSE CAME WHEN THE CHANCELLOR, SPEAKING QUIETLY, RENEWED HIS RECENT CALLS FOR THE ACTION OF GERMAN RE-UNIFICATION. THE DIVISION OF GERMANY ENDANGERED EVERYONE WAS THE CHANCELLOR'S POINT. WEST GERMANY WAS READY TO MAKE 'CONCRETE PROPOSALS TOWARD A SOLUTION OF THE RE-UNIFICATION QUESTION'.

    SCORES OF HECKLERS ANGERED THE AUDIENCE: AFTER ABOUT TEN WERE REMOVED BY POLICE MORE THAN 200 SYMPATHISERS LEFT IN A BLOCK IN PROTEST.THE HECKLERS FOLLOWS EAST GERMAN ATTACKS OF THE PRESENCE IN WEST BERLIN THIS PAST WEEK OF CHANCELLOR ERHARD AND COMMITTEES OF THE WEST GERMAN BUNDESTAG.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1VZW7KY88WWSUL3LIY6IDRMZ5
    Media URN:
    VLVA1VZW7KY88WWSUL3LIY6IDRMZ5
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/01/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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