• Short Summary

    AT THE DOBROCK MOUNTAIN IN LOWER SAXONY, SEPT 10, THE GERMAN REICH PARTY - A WEST GERMAN RIGHT-WING SPLINTER GROUP - HELD A SPECIAL MEETING FOR THE RURAL POPULATION, IN PREPARATION FOR THE SEPT 17 ELECTIONS.

  • Description

    AT THE DOBROCK MOUNTAIN IN LOWER SAXONY, SEPT 10, THE GERMAN REICH PARTY - A WEST GERMAN RIGHT-WING SPLINTER GROUP - HELD A SPECIAL MEETING FOR THE RURAL POPULATION, IN PREPARATION FOR THE SEPT 17 ELECTIONS.

    SPEAKERS AT THE MEETING WERE PARTY PRESIDENT MEINBERG, AND TWO FARMERS' REPRESENTATIVES. THEY HAD ADVERTISED THE RALLY WITH LEAFLETS CALLING FOR THE "WITHDRAWAL OF ALL OCCUPATION TROOPS FROM WEST AND CENTRAL GERMANY" AND FOR AN "ALL-GERMAN ARMED NEUTRALITY". THEIR PUNCH LINES ARE: VOTE FOR AN INDEPENDENT GERMANY ! VOTE FOR NATIONAL FREEDOM ! VOTE FOR THE GERMAN REICH PARTY !
    THE GERMAN REICH PARTY DEPLORES THE "LACK OF PATRIOTIC FEELING" IN GERMANY. IN THIS CONTEXT IT ALLEGES THAT THROUGH CONSTANT REFERENCE TO NAZI CRIMINALS "ADENAUER AND HIS PARTY HAVE CONVINCED THE WORLD THAT THE GERMANS ARE A NATION OF CRIMINALS". WEST BERLIN'S MAYOR WILLY BRANDT, SOCIALIST CANDIDATE FOR THE CHANCELLORSHIP, IS ATTACKED ON THE GROUNDS THAT HE WORE THE UNIFORM OF A MAJOR OF THE NORWEGIAN ARMY AND LAST YEAR ACCEPTED A NORWEGIAN DECORATION. THE LIBERALS - THE FREE DEMOCRATS - ARE SIMILARLY BROUGHT UNDER FIRE.

    IN ITS ELECTION PROGRAMME, THE PARTY PROPOSES TO "BREAK AWAY FROM AMERICAN ECONOMIC PLANNING". IT ALLEGES THAT WEST GERMANY'S AGRICULTURE IS BEING "THROTTLED BY THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY". AND ON THE ISSUE OF NATIONAL DEFENCE, THERE IS THE ASSERTION THAT THE BUNDESWEHR "IS NOT THERE TO SAFEGUARD EXTRA GERMAN INTERESTS". THE GERMAN REICH PARTY PROPOSES TO INCLUDE FORMER MEMBERS OF THE SS IN A STATE PENSION SCHEME.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA607R4T7429BDBH90VR1N5AERL
    Media URN:
    VLVA607R4T7429BDBH90VR1N5AERL
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/09/1961
    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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