• Short Summary

    THROUGHOUT CITIES AND TOWNS IN WEST GERMANY, SEPT 24, MEETINGS AND PARADES BY REFUGEE AND STUDENT ORGANISATIONS MARKED 'TAG DER HEIMAT' (DAY OF THE HOMELAND)
    WITH THE BERLIN CRISIS AND THE DIVISION OF GERMANY UPPERMOST IN WEST GERMAN MINDS, THIS YEAR'S HOMELAND DAY CELEBRATIONS TOOK ON NEW EMPHASIS.

  • Description

    THROUGHOUT CITIES AND TOWNS IN WEST GERMANY, SEPT 24, MEETINGS AND PARADES BY REFUGEE AND STUDENT ORGANISATIONS MARKED 'TAG DER HEIMAT' (DAY OF THE HOMELAND)
    WITH THE BERLIN CRISIS AND THE DIVISION OF GERMANY UPPERMOST IN WEST GERMAN MINDS, THIS YEAR'S HOMELAND DAY CELEBRATIONS TOOK ON NEW EMPHASIS. TYPICAL OF THE CELEBRATIONS WAS A NIGHT PARADE IN BAD GODESBERG, NEAR BONN THE WEST GERMAN CAPITAL, WHERE DEMONSTRATORS RECALLED THE GERMANY OF YESTERYEAR - MAPPED OUT ON THE TOWN'S PLAYING FIELD IN PAINT SHOWING THE NATION'S FRONTIERS OF 1937.

    AMONG THE DEMONSTRATORS: REFUGEES FROM FORMER GERMAN TERRITORIES, NOW PART OF POLAND, THE USSR AND CZECHOSLOVAKIA. AT THE END OF THE DAY'S COMMEMORATION, SOME 20 DEMONSTRATORS MARCHED NEAR THE SOVIET EMBASSY IN BONN, LIT MORE TORCHES BUT POLICE STOPPED THEIR BED TO DEMONSTRATE OUTSIDE THE EMBASSY.

    NEXT DAY, SEPT 25, IN BONN, WEST GERMAN CHANCELLOR ADENAUER MET THE THREE LEADERS OF THE SOCIAL DEMOCRAT OPPOSITION, WILLI BRANDT, THE WEST BERLIN MAYOR; ERICH OLLENHAUER AND HERBERT WEHNER, FOR TALKS ON THE POSSIBILITY OF AN ALL-PARTY COALITION TO FORM A COMMON FRONT DURING THE BERLIN CRISIS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2LG784BI19GYNRGFKHY7XOTXN
    Media URN:
    VLVA2LG784BI19GYNRGFKHY7XOTXN
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/09/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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