• Short Summary

    DEMONSTRATIONS DELAYED THE ARRIVAL IN OSLO, THE NORWEGIAN CAPITAL, ON NOVEMBER 16, OF THE WEST GERMAN DEFENCE MINISTER FRANZ-JOSEF STRAUSS, FOR OVER 30 MINUTES.

  • Description

    DEMONSTRATIONS DELAYED THE ARRIVAL IN OSLO, THE NORWEGIAN CAPITAL, ON NOVEMBER 16, OF THE WEST GERMAN DEFENCE MINISTER FRANZ-JOSEF STRAUSS, FOR OVER 30 MINUTES. THE PRIVATE AEROPLANE CARRYING HERR STRAUSS, WAS DIVERTED FROM OSLO'S AIRPORT BECAUSE OF THICK FOG AND LANDED AT GARDEMOEN MILITARY AIR BASE, 42 MILES FROM THE NORWEGIAN CAPITAL.

    NORWEGIAN DEFENCE MINISTER HARLEM AND GERMAN AMBASSADOR IN OSLO, CARL VON HOLTEN WELCOMED HERR STRAUSS. HALFWAY TO OSLO ABOUT 50 YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN LAY DOWN ON THE ROAD, COVERED THEMSELVES WITH NORWEGIAN FLAGS AND BANNERS BEARING THE GERMAN SLOGAN "STRAUSS HERAUS" ("STRAUSS GET OUT"). THE CONVOY OF OFFICIAL CARS STOPPED AND WAITED UNTIL MILITARY POLICE HAD CLEARED THE ROAD. THE UNRESISTING DEMONSTRATORS WERE LIFTED BODILY FROM THE ROAD AND CARRIED TO POLICE VEHICLES.

    HERR STRAUSS, WHO ARRIVED IN NORWAY NOVEMBER 14 TO START A FIVE DAY OFFICIAL VISIT, TOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE IN BERGEN, WHERE HE HAD BEEN VISITING THE NAVAL BASE AND OTHER MILITARY INSTALLATIONS ON THE RUGGED WEST COAST, THAT WEST GERMANY WOULD ASK NORWAY FOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE IN BUILDING A SERIES OF UNDERGROUND DEFENCE INSTALLATIONS. WEST GERMANY WOULD BUILD ON NORWEGIAN EXPERIENCE WHEN THE COUNTRY STARTS TO ORGANISE EASILY NOBILISED REGIONAL DEFENCE UNITS OF THE "HOME GUARD" TYPE, HE ADDED.

    ON NOVEMBER 13 OVER 1,000 PEOPLE TOOK PART IN A PROTEST MARCH IN OSLO AGAINST THE VISIT OF HERR STRAUSS. PLACARDS AND BANNERS DECLARED: "WE HAVE SEEN ENOUGH OF GERMAN MILITARISM." AT A RALLY AFTERWARDS THE MARCHERS PASSED A RESOLUTION CALLING FOR A DISARMED AND NEUTRAL GERMANY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2OOYWSUWZEEH7KQSSN4RD6N39
    Media URN:
    VLVA2OOYWSUWZEEH7KQSSN4RD6N39
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/11/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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