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    DR. KONRAD ADENAUER - THE FORMER WEST GERMANY CHANCELLOR - CELEBRATES HIS 90TH BIRTHDAY TODAY?

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    DR. KONRAD ADENAUER - THE FORMER WEST GERMANY CHANCELLOR - CELEBRATES HIS 90TH BIRTHDAY TODAY (WEDNESDAY). ON THE EVE OF HIS BIRTHDAY HE ATTENDED A RECEPTION IN BONN - PREPARED IN HIS HONOUR BY THE CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY. DR. ADENAUER CONVERSED WITH PRESENT MEMBERS OF THE BUNDESTAG - AS WELL AS WITH FORMER MEMBERS WHO HAD WORKED WITH HIM.

    DURING THE RECEPTION, DR. ADENAUER WAS PRESENTED WITH 90 BOTTLES OF PORT WINE - THE FIRST BOTTLED IN 1876, THE YEAR OF HIS BIRTH.

    IN AN INTERVIEW IN BONN, DR. ADENAUER SPOKE OF THE DIFFERENCES WHICH HE SAID HAD SPRUNG UP BETWEEN WEST GERMANY AND FRANCE. HE SAID BOTH COUNTRIES WERE TO BLAME. HE ADDED THAT BOTH GOVERNMENTS SHOULD THINK ABOUT HOW THEIR RELATIONS COULD BE IMPROVED.

    ALL POLITICAL PARTIES IN WEST GERMANY HAVE JOINED IN PRAISING THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF DR. ADENAUER DURING HIS FOURTEEN YEARS IN OFFICE. HIS MAIN OPPONENTS WERE ALWAYS THE SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY, AND THEY TOO HAVE PRAISED HIM IN THEIR PARTY NEWS-SHEET FOR HIS HISTORICAL POST-WAR ROLE. "KONRAD ADENAUER IS TODAY A MONUMENT," SAYS THE NEWS-SHEET, "HE LOOKS BACK ON A CENTURY. HE BELONGS TO THE GERMANY LANDSCAPE LIKE COLOGNE CATHEDRAL."
    (TODAY - ON HIS BIRTHDAY - DR. ADENAUER WILL ATTEND A NUMBER OF FUNCTIONS IN HIS HONOUR. FIRST ON THE PROGRAMME WAS MASS AT A HOSPITAL NEAR HIS HOME. THEN COME THE BEGINNING OF A DAY OF OFFICIAL CONGRATULATIONS AND RECEPTIONS. PRESIDENT LUEBKE WILL GIVE A DINNER IN DR. ADENAUER'S HONOUR.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5KOE3UQA8MO8HDSFPY9CF0W98
    Media URN:
    VLVA5KOE3UQA8MO8HDSFPY9CF0W98
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/01/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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