• Short Summary

    PROFESSOR EDHARD ARRIVES IN WEST BERLIN TODAY (MONDAY) FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HIS CAPACITY AS FEDERAL CHANCELLOR.

  • Description

    PROFESSOR EDHARD ARRIVES IN WEST BERLIN TODAY (MONDAY) FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HIS CAPACITY AS FEDERAL CHANCELLOR. HE FLEW INTO TEMPLEHOF AIRPORT IN A SPECIAL UNITED STATES AIR FORCE PLANE AND WAS MET BY THE CITY'S CHIEF BURGOMASTER, HERR WILLY BRANDT.

    SPEAKING AT THE AIRPORT, CHANCELLOR EDHARD SAID THAT HIS VISIT EMPHASIZED THE LINK BETWEEN WEST GERMANY AND BERLIN. THE BERLIN QUESTION COULD ONLY BE SOLVED WITH THE GERMAN QUESTION, WHICH AGAIN WAS DEPENDENT ON EAST GERMANS BEING GIVEN A FREE CHOICE.

    FROM THE AIRPORT THE CHANCELLOR DROVE TO A SPECIAL SESSION OF THE SENATE MARKING THE BEGINNING OF HIS 24 HOUR VISIT. THOUSANDS LINED THE STREETS TO CHEER HIM.

    A SPOKESMAN FOR THE WEST GERMAN GOVERNMENT IN BONN TOLD REPORTERS THAT THE FACT THAT THE CHANCELLOR, IN SPITE OF OTHER URGENT COMMITMENTS, WENT TO BERLIN FIRST, AND STRESSED THE NON-PROTOCOL NATURE OF HIS VISIT, WAS SIGNIFICANT IN REGARD TO HIS GERMAN STATEMENT ON BERLIN AND THE GERMAN QUESTION. IT WAS THE CHANCELLOR'S DESIRE THAT SPECIFIED BERLIN DEVELOPMENTS IN POLITICAL, SOCIAL, CULTURAL, AND ECONOMIC FIELDS, SHOULD BE BROUGHT TO HIS ATTENTION BEFORE DECISION WERE MADE.

    A SPOKESMAN FOR THE SENATE MEETING IN BERLIN SAID THAT THE ATMOSPHERE HAD BEEN CORDIAL. HE SAID THAT HERR BRANDT WAS EXTREMELY PLEASED WITH THE MANNER IN WHICH PROFESSOR EDHARD APPROACHED GERMAN PROBLEMS.

    TOMORROW PROFESSOR EDHARD WILL TOUR THE CITY AND ADDRESS LOCAL NEWSPAPER EDITORS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4LRWSM1B5UHWKESQDX9HZPLFA
    Media URN:
    VLVA4LRWSM1B5UHWKESQDX9HZPLFA
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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