• Short Summary

    Heavily benedalled former German Air Force pilots, some with the iron cross glinting on their civilian clothes, attended the unveiling ceremony in Vienna on June 22 of the memorial of the German Air Ace, Luftwaffe Major Walter Nowotny, who fought in over 250 air battles before being shot down in 1944.

  • Description

    1.
    S.L.V. OLD COMRADES ARRIVING.


    2.
    C.U. FEET.


    3.
    L.V. GRAVE OF WALTER NOWOTMY.


    4.
    S.V. OLD COMRADES LAYING WREATH.


    5.
    C.U. COMRADE.


    6.
    C.U. TASSELS OF WREATH-BEARING DESCRIPTION "TO THE VICTOR OF 258 AIR FIGHTS".


    7.
    C.U. YOUTHFUL ONLOOKER.


    8.
    S.C.U. MUCH DECORATED ONLOOKER.


    9.
    C.U. IRON CROSS.


    10.
    S.V. LEFT TO RIGHT: FATHER, YOUNG BROTHER, MOTHER AND COLONEL RUDEL.


    11.
    C.U. COLONEL RUDEL.


    12.
    C.U. HIS AIR FORCE IRON CROSS.


    13.
    SIDE V. NOWOTNY'S FAMILY.


    14.
    C.U. HIS MOTHER.


    15.
    C.U. GENERAL OSTERKAMP.


    16.
    C.U. HIS CROSS "POUR LE MERITE"


    17.
    L.V. FAMILY AND FRIENDS.


    18.
    S.TOP V YOUTH ORGANISATION WITH BANNERS AND DRUMS ETC.,


    19.
    S.V. GENERAL OSTERKAMP LAYING WREATH.


    20.
    FULL C.U. YOUNG BOY IN ATTENDANCE.


    21.
    S.LONG V. UNVEILING TABLET ON GRAVE.


    22.
    C.U.PAN TABLET.


    23.
    S.V. YOUTH ORGANISATION.




    Initials JRG M.R./P.B.



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Heavily benedalled former German Air Force pilots, some with the iron cross glinting on their civilian clothes, attended the unveiling ceremony in Vienna on June 22 of the memorial of the German Air Ace, Luftwaffe Major Walter Nowotny, who fought in over 250 air battles before being shot down in 1944.

    Among his old comrades who formed an honour guard with insignia of the Swastika and Veterans' Association banners were the Major's parents and his brother.

    Members of the National Youth of Austria in shorts and skirts stood at attention in memory of the hero who at one time commanded the first German squadron of jet-planes. As a drummer beat out a drum roll, woman dabbed emotion from their eyes.

    The Major, who was 24 when he met his death, was shot down by the French Air Ace Pierre Clostermann in an American Fighter.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6BUNH9PH0HF8CSS4WU3J53MDA
    Media URN:
    VLVA6BUNH9PH0HF8CSS4WU3J53MDA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/06/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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