• Short Summary

    NINETEEN YEARS AGO ON JULY 20TH. 1944, A GROUP OF GERMAN SERVICE OFFICERS ATTEMPTED TO ASSASSINATE THE NAZI LEADER, ADOLF HITLER WITH A BOMB HIDDEN IN A BRIEFCASE.

  • Description

    NINETEEN YEARS AGO ON JULY 20TH. 1944, A GROUP OF GERMAN SERVICE OFFICERS ATTEMPTED TO ASSASSINATE THE NAZI LEADER, ADOLF HITLER WITH A BOMB HIDDEN IN A BRIEFCASE. THE PLOT WAS ABORTIVE, TODAY (SATURDAY) THEIR COURAGE IN TRYING TO END THE CALAMITOUS WAR WAS REMEMBERED IN CEREMONIES HELD IN WEST GERMANY.

    BUNDESWEHR OFFICERS IN CIVILIAN CLOTHES PAID TRIBUTE WITH SPEECHES AND WREATHS AT THE FORMER NAZI WEHRMACHT HEADQUARTERS IN BERLIN. MAJOR-GENERAL VON HOBE, OF THE BUNDESWEHR, SAID THAT IT WAS IMPORTANT THAT THE YOUNG SHOULD LEARN THAT WITHOUT CONSCIENCE NO RESPONSIBLE ACTION WAS POSSIBLE. AT THE END OF THE CEREMONY, A WEST GERMAN DEFENCE MINISTRY OFFICIAL LAID A WREATH AT THE MEMORIAL IN THE COURTYARD TO VICTIMS OF NAZISM.

    IN BONN, CHANCELLOR KONRAD ADENAUER WAS ACCOMPANIED BY GENERAL FRIEDRICH FOERTSCH, INSPECTOR GENERAL OF THE BUNDESWEHR, WHEN HE LAID A WREATH AT A MEMORIAL.

    FOR THE FIRST TIME, FLAGS WERE FLOWN ON PUBLIC BUILDINGS THROUGHOUT WEST GERMANY TO MARK THE OCCASION. CIVIC AUTHORITIES, BUNDESWEHR AND PRIVATE ORGANISATIONS IN ALL WEST GERMAN CITIES HELD CEREMONIES TO COMMEMORATE THE EVENT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5X2BTRNUEJNP8ZMEB96I6PMUA
    Media URN:
    VLVA5X2BTRNUEJNP8ZMEB96I6PMUA
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/07/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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