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    FORMER FOREIGN MINISTER OF WEST GERMANY, HEINRICH VON BRENTANO, WAS BURIED AT DARMSTADT TODAY (THURSDAY).?

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    FORMER FOREIGN MINISTER OF WEST GERMANY, HEINRICH VON BRENTANO, WAS BURIED AT DARMSTADT TODAY (THURSDAY). A BACHELOR, HE DIED ON NOVEMBER 14TH AT THE AGE OF 60 YEARS.

    DR. VON BRENTANO WAS THE PARLIAMENTARY LEADER OF THE RULING CHRISTIAN DEMOCRAT PARTY. HE RESIGNED AS WEST GERMAN FOREIGN MINISTER IN OCTOBER 1961 DURING PROLONGED NEGOTIATIONS BY CHANCELLOR ADENAUER WITH THE FREE DEMOCRATIC PARTY TO OBTAIN THEIR SUPPORT IN A COALITION. THE RETENTION OF DR. VON BRENTANO WAS ONE OF THE ISSUES IN THE NEGOTIATIONS. BUT HE RESIGNED WITH THE JUSTIFICATION "BEHIND THE DEMAND FOR A CHANGE OF PERSON, THERE IS A DEMAND FOR A CHANGE OF POLICY."
    IN HIS SIX YEARS DR. VON BRENTANO TRAVELLED THOUSANDS OF MILES, SKILFULLY ADVANCING THE MAJOR POLICIES OF HIS CHIEF, NOTABLY IN BINDING WEST GERMANY MORE CLOSELY INTO THE WESTERN ALLIANCE. AS DR. ADENAUER'S "DEAREST COLLEAGUE"' HE WAS REGARDED AS THE POTENTIAL SUCCESSOR TO THE CHANCELLOR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5JOVVI9Z8MZC5ZHZ6JPX10LGN
    Media URN:
    VLVA5JOVVI9Z8MZC5ZHZ6JPX10LGN
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/11/1964
    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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