• Short Summary

    DR. HEINRICH VON BRENTANO, WEST GERMAN FOREIGN MINISTER FOR THE PAST SIX YEARS, RESIGNED OCT?

  • Description

    DR. HEINRICH VON BRENTANO, WEST GERMAN FOREIGN MINISTER FOR THE PAST SIX YEARS, RESIGNED OCT 30 AFTER DEMANDS FROM THE FREE DEMOCRATS FOR HIS REPLACEMENT DURING THE NEGOTIATIONS OVER A COALITION GOVERNMENT BETWEEN THE FREE DEMOCRATS AND DR. ADENAUER'S CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATS. HE WAS FILMED THE FOLLOWING DAY IN HIS OFFICE AT THE FOREIGN MINISTRY IN BONN WITH STATE SECRETARY DR. CARSTENS.

    IN SPITE OF SPECULATION ABOUT HIS FUTURE, VON BRENTANO'S DECISION CAME AS A SURPRISE. DR. ADENAUER - WHO ACCEPTED HIS RESIGNATION WITH "EXCEPTIONAL REGRET" - SAID NO CHANGE OF FOREIGN POLICY WOULD RESULT. DR. VON BRENTANO, AGED 57 YEARS, DECIDED ON RESIGNATION AGAINST HIS PARTY WISHES BECAUSE OF PUBLIC BICKERING.

    PROFESSOR WALTER HALLSTEIN, PRESIDENT OF THE EUROPEAN COMMON MARKET, SAID IN BRUSSELS, BELGIUM, THE SAME DAY THAT DR. ADENAUER HAD INVITED HIM TO BONN FOR A MEETING ON NOV. 1. HE WOULD NOT SAY, HOWEVER, IF HE HAD BEEN OFFERED THE JOB OF FOREIGN MINISTER, BUT HE IS BEING TIPPED FOR THE POST. LIBRARY FILM SHOWS PROFESSOR HALLSTEIN VISITING DR. VON BRENTANO AT HIS RESIDENCE IN BONN IN APRIL LAST YEAR.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3HIA3M4K7ZFVUV3SUBLGUM58F
    Media URN:
    VLVA3HIA3M4K7ZFVUV3SUBLGUM58F
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/10/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment