• Short Summary

    THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE LINED THE STREETS OF WEST BERLIN SEPT 19 TO WELCOME AMERICAN GENERAL LUCIUS D.

  • Description

    THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE LINED THE STREETS OF WEST BERLIN SEPT 19 TO WELCOME AMERICAN GENERAL LUCIUS D. CLAY (RETIRED), WHEN HE ARRIVED TO TAKE UP HIS DUTIES AS U.S. PRESIDENT KENNEDY'S SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE IN WEST BERLIN.

    THEY WAVED HANDKERCHIEFS AND HATS, AND RAN OUT IN FRONT OF POLICE PICKETS AS HIS CAR PASSED BY TO PRESS BOUQUETS OF FLOWERS INTO HIS HAND.

    GENERAL CLAY WAS LAST IN WEST BERLIN ON AUG 19 WITH VICE-PRESIDENT JOHNSON, BUT HIS POPULARITY WITH WEST BERLINERS DATES BACK TO WHEN HE WAS U.S. MILITARY GOVERNOR OF GERMANY DURING THE 1948-49 BERLIN BLOCKADE.

    ON AUG 30, PRESIDENT KENNEDY APPOINTED 64-YEAR-OLD GENERAL CLAY AS HIS SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE IN BERLIN WITH AMBASSADORIAL RANK. IN A BRIEF STATEMENT ON HIS SEPT 19 ARRIVAL IN BERLIN, GENERAL CLAY SAID PRESIDENT KENNEDY HAD SENT HIM BECAUSE OF HIS "INTEREST AND CONCERN FOR THE WELFARE OF THE CITIZENS OF BERLIN, WHO WILL ALWAYS BE FREE".

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4WJYMJOAFNORIAGNJFP02EMLN
    Media URN:
    VLVA4WJYMJOAFNORIAGNJFP02EMLN
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/09/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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