• Short Summary

    THE WEST GERMAN CHANCELLOR, DR. ERHARD, YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) MADE THE FIRST TRIP OF HIS LIFE?

  • Description

    1.
    CV ERHARD GREETED ON ARRIVAL AT WILHELMHAVEN
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    2.
    AUGSBURG'S PLAQUE
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    3.
    SV ERHARD BOARDS THE 'AUGSBURG'
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    4.
    MV GREETED BY CAPTAIN
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    5.
    MV RADAR SCANNER
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    6.
    GV THE 'AUGSBURG' MOVES OFF
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    7.
    CU ERHARD WAVES
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    8.
    CU FLAG
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    9.
    MV ERHARD WITH CAPTAIN
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    10.
    CU SAILOR ON RAIL
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    11.
    MV ERHARD AND SAILORS ON RAIL
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    12.
    LV HELIGOLAND
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    13.
    SV ERHARD AND PARTY MOVE ALONG IN HELIGOLAND
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    14.
    CV ERHARD FOLLOWS WREATH BEARER
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    15.
    CV GIRLS APPLAUD
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    16.
    CV BACK SHOT ERHARD
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    17.
    CV WREATH BOURNE ALONG
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    18.
    MV BACK SHOT CROWD
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    19.
    CU WREATH
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    20.
    GV HELIGOLAND ROCKS
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE WEST GERMAN CHANCELLOR, DR. ERHARD, YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) MADE THE FIRST TRIP OF HIS LIFE WHEN HE SAILED TO THE NORTH SEA ISLAND OF HELIGOLAND, TO ATTEND A SPECIAL CEREMONY. IT MARKED THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE HANDING OVER OF THE ISLAND TO GERMANY BY BRITAIN.

    CHANCELLOR ERHARD'S CALL AT THE ISLAND WAS PART OF HIS FIRST PROVINCIAL TOUR OF HIS ELECTION CAMPAIGN. AT THE ISLAND, HE DELIVERED A LENGTHY ADDRESS TO A GATHERING OF BRITISH AND GERMAN DIGNITARIES, IN WHICH HE PLEDGED THAT GERMANY WOULD NEVER AGAIN BEGIN, OR BE RESPONSIBLE FOR BEGINNING, A WAR.

    DURING THE TWO WORLD WARS, HELIGOLAND WAS USED BY THE GERMANS AS A MILITARY AND NAVAL BASE. DURING 1939-1945, IT WAS TURNED INTO A HUGE UNDERGROUND FORTRESS AS PART OF GERMANY'S ATLANTIC DECENCES, BUT WAS REDUCED TO RUBBLE BY BOMBER RAIDS OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE. IN THE POST-WAR PERIOD, IT WAS USED FOR TARGET PRACTICE BY THE R.A.F. AS THE ISLAND WAS DEVASTATED EVEN FURTHER.

    HOWEVER, THE WEST GERMANS WERE HANDED BACK THE ISLAND IN 1952 AND BEGAN RECONSTRUCTION. TODAY, HELIGOLAND IS A POPULAR TOURIST ATTRACTION FOR WEST GERMANS.

    DR. ERHARD SAID HE DID NOT WISH TO SPEAK OF THE BOMBARDMENT OF HELIGOLAND OR THE POLITICAL MOTIVES BEHIND IT. HE ADDED THAT THE CONCEPT OF NECESSARY CO-OPERATION HAD TRIUMPHED OVER THE EVIL PAST AND THAT GERMAN-BRITISH RECONCILIATION HAD BECOME A REALITY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA68ICKDIEMVP1YNTYZ1CURPA2
    Media URN:
    VLVA68ICKDIEMVP1YNTYZ1CURPA2
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/08/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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