• Short Summary

    WEST GERMAN GENERAL HANS SPEIDEL, WHO WILL RETIRE SOON AS COMMANDER ALLIED LAND FORCES, CENTRAL EUROPE, PAID A FAREWELL VISIT TODAY (THURSDAY) TO THE NATO NORTHERN ARMY GROUP HEADQUARTERS AT MOENCHEN GLADBACH.

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    WEST GERMAN GENERAL HANS SPEIDEL, WHO WILL RETIRE SOON AS COMMANDER ALLIED LAND FORCES, CENTRAL EUROPE, PAID A FAREWELL VISIT TODAY (THURSDAY) TO THE NATO NORTHERN ARMY GROUP HEADQUARTERS AT MOENCHEN GLADBACH.

    IN THE FORECOURT OF THE JOINT HEADQUARTERS HE INSPECTED AN INTERNATIONAL GUARD-OF-HONOUR. THE ALLIED UNITS INCLUDED BELGIAN, CANADIAN, GERMAN, NETHERLANDS AND BRITISH TROOPS.

    AFTER TAKING THE SALUTE, GENERAL SPEIDEL MET SENIOR STAFF OFFICERS AND LATER JOINED THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF NORTHERN ARMY GROUP, GENERAL SIR WILLIAM STIRLING, AT LUNCH.

    IN AN ORDER-OF-THE DAY GENERAL SPEIDEL SAID THAT AFTER SIX AND A HALF YEARS HE WAS HANDING OVER TO GENERAL JOHAN ADOLF GRAF VON KIELMANSEGG. HE SPOKE OF THE "WONDERFUL SPIRIT" OF COMRADESHIP IN THE ALLIANCE, AND MADE A CALL TO THE TROOPS TO CONTINUE TO WORK IN THE SAME SPIRIT FOR THE "MAINTENANCE OF FREEDOM FOR OUR EUROPEAN AND ATLANTIC HOMELAND."
    FILM SHOWS ARRIVAL OF GEN. SPEIDEL, THE GUARD-OF-HONOUR, AND MARCH PAST.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6SRFJMXQ8N49JMZO23SEB3AI1
    Media URN:
    VLVA6SRFJMXQ8N49JMZO23SEB3AI1
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/09/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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