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    MAJOR-GENERAL JAMES H. POLK TODAY (WEDNESDAY) TOOK OVER AS UNITED STATES COMMANDANT IN BERLIN. HE?

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    MAJOR-GENERAL JAMES H. POLK TODAY (WEDNESDAY) TOOK OVER AS UNITED STATES COMMANDANT IN BERLIN. HE SUCCEEDS MAJOR-GENERAL ALBERT WATSON, WHO IS TO COMMAND THE THIRD ARMY IN AMERICA, AND IS PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF LIEUTENANT-GENERAL.

    AT THE HAND-OVER CEREMONY, MAJOR-GENERAL WATSON TOLD THE TROOPS: "DURING THESE MONTHS OF CRISIS, TENSION AND DANGER, YOU HAVE SERVED WITH DEVOTION AND HONOUR IN THE STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM THAT HAS CAPTURED THE ATTENTION OF THE WHOLE WORLD." MAJOR-GENERAL POLK, IN HIS SPEECH, PROMISED WEST BERLINERS THAT THE U.S. ARMY WOULD "CONTINUE TO ASSURE THE FREEDOM OF THE CITY".

    HE ADDED: "WE WILL NEVER RELAX OUR VIGILANCE. WE WILL REMAIN STRONG." UNTIL HIS NEW APPOINTMENT, MAJOR-GENERAL POLK COMMANDED THE 4TH ARMOURED DIVISION IN EUROPE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3W9SEOND9TOPCV7JXC3LIBH2Q
    Media URN:
    VLVA3W9SEOND9TOPCV7JXC3LIBH2Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/01/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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