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    FRENCH TROOPS WILL GUARD SPANDAU PRISON IN WEST BERLIN FOR ALL OF THIS MONTH. BUT?

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    FRENCH TROOPS WILL GUARD SPANDAU PRISON IN WEST BERLIN FOR ALL OF THIS MONTH. BUT THEY WILL BE GUARDING AN EMPTY PRISON BECAUSE SPANDAU'S ONLY PRISONER, FORMER NAZI LEADER RUDOLF HESS, HAS BEEN IN HOSPITAL SINCE NOVEMBER. BUT DESPITE THIS THE CHANGING OF THE GUARD STILL GOES ON.

    BRITISH TROOPS GUARDED THE EMPTY PRISON IN JANUARY AND NOW THEY HAVE HANDED OVER TO A DETACHMENT OF THE FRENCH GENDARMERIE NATIONALE.

    MEANWHILE, HESS, HITLER'S FORMER DEPUTY, WHO IS NOW 75, IS BEING TREATED IN THE NEARBY BRITISH MILITARY HOSPITAL FOR A BLEEDING STOMACH ULCER. IT WAS IN THIS HOSPITAL ON CHRISTMAS EVE THAT HESS HAD HIS FIRST MEETING WITH HIS WIFE AND SON IN 28 YEARS. THEY ARE DUE TO HAVE A SECOND MEETING IN THE HOSPITAL VERY SOON.

    THE THREE WESTERN ALLIES, BRITAIN, FRANCE AND THE UNITED STATES, HAVE BEEN TRYING TO GET HESS RELEASED FROM SPANDAU WHERE HE HAS BEEN A PRISONER FOR 23 YEARS. BUT SO FAR THE SOVIET UNION, THE FOURTH COUNTRY CONCERNED IN THE RUNNING OF THE WAR-CRIMES PRISON, HAS REFUSED TO RELEASE HIM.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3O4YO3YFCF0GGQI0EYI37MLBK
    Media URN:
    VLVA3O4YO3YFCF0GGQI0EYI37MLBK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/02/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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