• Short Summary

    A MEETING OF RECONCILIATION BETWEEN FRENCH AND GERMAN SOLDIERS WHO FOUGHT EACH OTHER IN THE ARDENNES REGION IN 1940 TOOK PLACE AT BUECKEBURG, NEAR HANDOVER, YESTERDAY (SUNDAY).)
    FOLLOWING PRESIDENT DE GAULLE'S RECENT VISIT TO WEST GERMANY, 22 FORMER MEMBERS OF THE FRENCH 152ND INFANTRY REGIMENT "LE DIABLE ROUGE" WERE INVITED TO JOIN THE SIXTH REUNION OF SOME 1,000 VETERANS OF THE GERMAN 21ST INFANTRY DIVISION.

  • Description

    A MEETING OF RECONCILIATION BETWEEN FRENCH AND GERMAN SOLDIERS WHO FOUGHT EACH OTHER IN THE ARDENNES REGION IN 1940 TOOK PLACE AT BUECKEBURG, NEAR HANDOVER, YESTERDAY (SUNDAY).)
    FOLLOWING PRESIDENT DE GAULLE'S RECENT VISIT TO WEST GERMANY, 22 FORMER MEMBERS OF THE FRENCH 152ND INFANTRY REGIMENT "LE DIABLE ROUGE" WERE INVITED TO JOIN THE SIXTH REUNION OF SOME 1,000 VETERANS OF THE GERMAN 21ST INFANTRY DIVISION.

    ACCOMPANIED BY A MILITARY BAND AND A GUARD OF HONOUR OF THE NEW GERMAN FEDERAL ARMY - THE BUNDESWEHR - THE GERMAN VETERANS AND THEIR FRENCH GUESTS MARCHED TO THE BUECKEBURG WAR MEMORIAL TO LAY WREATHS IN TRIBUTE TO THE VICTIMS OF TWO WORLD WARS. LATER, THE FORMER ENEMIES HAD FRIENDLY TALKS DURING AN AFTERNOON MEETING.

    M. ROBERT EPRON, LEADER OF THE FRENCH VETERANS' DELEGATION, CALLED ON ALL SOLDIERS' ORGANIZATION IN FORMER ENEMY COUNTRIES TO FOLLOW THIS EXAMPLE OF RECONCILIATION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3VQIQ1XXEAFD1GSB62LQS7L80
    Media URN:
    VLVA3VQIQ1XXEAFD1GSB62LQS7L80
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/10/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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