• Short Summary

    SIXTY SOLDIERS, SAILORS AND AIRMEN FROM 15 COUNTRIES FORMED THE GUARD OF HONOUR NEAR PARIS TODAY (WEDNESDAY) WHEN GENERAL LYMAN LOUIS LEMNITZER, 63-YEAR-OLD KOREAN WAR VETERAN, TOOK OVER AS SUPREME ALLIED COMMANDER IN EUROPE FROM GENERAL LAURIS NORSTAD.

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    TRANSCRIPT: GENERAL NORSTAD: "I SALUTE YOU AS AN ABLE AND WORTHY COMMANDER. I SALUTE ALL OF YOU WITH WHOM IT HAS BEEN MY GREAT PLEASURE TO BE ASSOCIATED. AND BECAUSE OF ALL THIS, I SALUTE AND I WELCOME THE FUTURE WITH THE GREATEST HOPE AND THE FULLEST POSSIBLE CONFIDENCE. THANK YOU VERY MUCH."



    TRANSCRIPT: GENERAL LEMNITZER: "IN ASSUMING COMMAND OF ALLIED COMMAND EUROPE, I AM DEEPLY MINDFUL OF THE GREAT RESPONSIBILITIES THAT ACCOMPANY THIS IMPORTANT ASSIGNMENT, AND I AM KEENLY AWARE OF THE HIGH HONOUR THAT HAS BEEN CONFERRED UPON MY BY THE 15 SOVEREIGN NATIONS OF THE ALLIANCE. I HAVE HAD LONG ASSOCIATION WITH THE NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANISATION. I KNOW ITS HISTORY AND ITS PURPOSES. I BELIEVE IN IT FIRMLY AND I NOW PLEDGE THAT I ACCEPT MY OBLIGATIONS TO ALL OF THE NATIONS OF THIS GREAT ALLIANCE WITH HUMILITY, SOLEMN PURPOSE AND THE DETERMINATION TO BE WORTHY OF THE CONFIDENCE AND TRUST THAT HAVE BEEN PLACED IN ME.




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    Background: SIXTY SOLDIERS, SAILORS AND AIRMEN FROM 15 COUNTRIES FORMED THE GUARD OF HONOUR NEAR PARIS TODAY (WEDNESDAY) WHEN GENERAL LYMAN LOUIS LEMNITZER, 63-YEAR-OLD KOREAN WAR VETERAN, TOOK OVER AS SUPREME ALLIED COMMANDER IN EUROPE FROM GENERAL LAURIS NORSTAD.

    DIPLOMATIC AND MILITARY REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE MEMBER COUNTRIES OF THE NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANISATION SAW THE RETIRING SUPREME COMMANDER HAND THE S.H.A.P.E.FLAG TO GENERAL LEMNITZER, THE SOFT-SPOKEN SOLDIER-DIPLOMAT WHO HAS RECEIVED HONOURS FROM 12 COUNTRIES IN ADDITION TO HIS OWN.

    IN A FAREWELL SPEECH, GENERAL NORSTAD, 55, WHO TODAY RETIRED FROM THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE AFTER 32 YEARS OF ACTIVE SERVICE, SAID TO HIS SUCCESSOR:
    GENERAL LEMNITZER, THE FIFTH AMERICAN TO HOLD THIS TOP WESTERN ALLIED POST AND ONE OF THE ORIGINAL PLANNERS OF THE N.A.T.O.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA54MTH5JVEZJW4AVZYTHKB3YEZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA54MTH5JVEZJW4AVZYTHKB3YEZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/01/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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