• Short Summary

    MORE MEN FOR THE WEST GERMANY'S ARMED FORCES - THE NEW DEFENSE MINISTER VAN HASSEL WELCOMED 2,800 RECRUITS AT THURSDAY'S OATH- TAKING CEREMONY AT OLDENBURG.

  • Description

    1.
    GV HASSEL ARRIVES
    0.06

    2.
    CU GUARD OF HONOUR
    0.10

    3.
    GV AND CU HASSEL SPEAKS
    0.24

    4.
    LV AND CU NAVAL RECRUITS
    0.29

    5.
    CU HASSEL SPEAKS
    0.36

    6.
    GV RECRUITS
    0.40

    7.
    TV AND CU RECRUITS TAKE OATH
    0.48

    8.
    CU SOLDIER WITH TORCH
    0.50

    9.
    54 RECRUITS IN TORCH PROCESSION
    0.54



    Initials JRG/S/MGT/PC JRQ/S/MGT/PC



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    Background: MORE MEN FOR THE WEST GERMANY'S ARMED FORCES - THE NEW DEFENSE MINISTER VAN HASSEL WELCOMED 2,800 RECRUITS AT THURSDAY'S OATH- TAKING CEREMONY AT OLDENBURG.

    IT WAS THE FIRST TIME THAT SERVICEMEN OF THE THREE ARMED FORCES ATTENDED THE CEREMONY OF THIS KIND AND IN THE WORDS OF VAN HASSEL THEIR PRESENCE TOGETHER ILLUSTRATED THE CLOSE LINKS BEING FORGED BETWEEN THEM.

    THE CEREMONY WAS STAGED AS PART OF THE NEW RECRUITING DRIVE FOR REGULAR SERVICEMEN. SENIOR OFFICERS OF THE ARMY, NAVY AND AIR FORCE WATCHED AS THE RECRUITS TOOK THE OATH IN FRONT OF THE WEST GERMAN FLAG.

    AS A CLIMAX TO THE CEREMONY, THE RECRUITS, WATCHED BY BIG CROWDS, MARCHED WITH FLAMING TORCHES THROUGH THE STREETS OF OLDENBURG.

    THE STRENGTH OF THE ARMED FORCES AT PRESENT IS 398,000 MEN. UNDER A WEST GERMANY PLEDGE, ALL ITS FORCES WILL BE PUT UNDER NATO. ELEVEN OF THE 12 DIVISIONS FOR NATO HAVE ALREADY BEEN RAISED AND THE TWELFTH WILL BE FORMED BY THE END OF THE YEAR. BUT THE TARGET OF 500,000 MEN UNDER ARMS IS NOT EXPECTED TO BE REACHED UNTIL 1970.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1W8UDRWI33OMT26M8TAEDUN0O
    Media URN:
    VLVA1W8UDRWI33OMT26M8TAEDUN0O
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/03/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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