• Short Summary

    THE GERMAN GOVERNMENT DECIDED LAST NIGHT (9 MAY) NOT TO REVALUE THE MARK. THE DECISION,?

  • Description

    1.
    SCU JOURNALISTS. (2 SHOTS)
    0.13

    2.
    GV HALL.
    0.16

    3.
    GV ZOOM INTO SV, AHLERS SPEAKS. SOF STARTS IN GERMAN. SOF ENDS.
    0.35


    SILENT SCENE OF AHLERS, THEN JOURNALISTS LAUGH.
    0.51


    SOF STARTS AGAIN WITH JOURNALISTS ASKING QUESTIONS.
    1.01

    4.
    SV JOURNALISTS WRITING DOWN NOTES (SILENT)
    1.09

    5.
    SV AHLERS. SOF IN GERMAN, AND ENDS.
    1.17

    6.
    GV CONFERENCE ROOM (SILENT)
    1.23


    TRANSCRIPT SEQ 3: CHAIRMAN: "HERR AHLERS WILL NOW SPEAK. IF YOU PLEASE."



    AHLERS: "LADIES AND GENTLEMEN. THE CABINET HAS DECIDED -- AFTER A LONG A VERY DETAILED DEBATE IN THE PRESENCE OF FEDERAL BANK PRESIDENT BLESSING AND ALL FEDERAL MINISTERS WITH THE EXCEPTION OF MINISTER EPPLER, WHO IS AWAY ON TRAVELS -- THAT THE DEUTSCHMARK WILL NOT BE REVALUED UPWARDS."



    (SURPRISE AND LAUGHTER)



    SEQ 5: CHAIRMAN: "LADIES AND GENTLEMEN. I BELIEVE HERR AHLERS WOULD LIKE TO CONTINUE."



    AHLERS: "I HAVE NOTHING TO ADD."



    CHAIRMAN: "HAVE YOU NOTHING MORE?"



    AHLERS: "NO."



    CHAIRMAN: "NOW THEN, MAY WE COME TO THE QUESTIONS, PLEASE?"



    QUESTION: "IS THAT ALL?"



    AHLERS: "THAT IS ALL."



    QUESTION: "DOES THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT EXPECT THAT THE SPECULATION WILL NOW COME TO AN END?"



    AHLERS: "YES, IT EXPECTS SO AND IT HOPES SO."




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE GERMAN GOVERNMENT DECIDED LAST NIGHT (9 MAY) NOT TO REVALUE THE MARK. THE DECISION, ANNOUNCED BY THE DEPUTY GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN, HERR CONRAD AHLERS, FOLLOWED SEVERAL DAYS OF INTENSE SPECULATIVE BUYING OF WEST GERMAN CURRENCY IN THE HOPE THAT IT WOULD BE REVALUED UPWARDS.

    THE DECISION AGAINST REVALUATION WAS TAKEN AT A FOUR-HOUR SPECIAL SESSION OF THE CABINET IN WHICH HERR KARL BLESSING, PRESIDENT OF THE WEST GERMAN FEDERAL BANK, TOOK PART. ALL MINISTERS, EXCEPT DR. ERHARD EPPLER, WERE PRESENT. THE DECISION IS SEEN AS A BLOW TO PROFESSOR KARL SCHILLER, THE SOCIAL DEMOCRAT ECONOMICS MINISTER, WHICH MAY LEAD TO FURTHER TENSION WITHIN THE RULING COALITION OF CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATS AND SOCIAL DEMOCRATS.

    THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE DECISION WAS MET WITH SURPRISE AT THE PRESS CONFERENCE GIVEN BY HERR AHLERS:

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5OHGBPBM5KDNKMRLQD2CCSWC7
    Media URN:
    VLVA5OHGBPBM5KDNKMRLQD2CCSWC7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/05/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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