• Short Summary

    Nearly a thousand members of 19 different organisations - described as exponents of left-wing tendencies - listened to guest speakers from Japan during an anti-nuclear demonstration in Stuttgart, West Germany, Mar 11.

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    Nearly a thousand members of 19 different organisations - described as exponents of left-wing tendencies - listened to guest speakers from Japan during an anti-nuclear demonstration in Stuttgart, West Germany, Mar 11.

    Demonstrators carried banners condemning particularly a recent call by General Heusinger, Inspector-General of the Bundeswehr, for tactical atomic weapons for the West German front-line forces. One banner read "Neither conscripts nor volunteers - but life" and its bearers were wearing death's-head masks.

    The visitors from Japan were Dr. Fukushima, head of the Japanese anti-nuclear council; Chiuzo Wada, a trade union representative; and Senji Yamaguchi, one of the radiation victims of Nagasaki. A fourth speaker was Professor Rauhut of West Germany, who sharply criticised the United States for using atom bombs against Japan after Germany's surrender. He finished by asking the crowd to raise their hands and swear to do everything in their power to prevent another war.

    Three thousand people joined the demonstrators for a torchlight procession through the streets of Stuttgart.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5B24BUZJP4Q6IX7WEA21Q8WFH
    Media URN:
    VLVA5B24BUZJP4Q6IX7WEA21Q8WFH
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/03/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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