• Short Summary

    THE WEST GERMANY ARMY, THE BUNDESWEHR, HELD A SPECIAL FAREWELL PARADE AT WAHN, NEAR BONN, YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) IN HONOUR OF THE FORMER WEST GERMAN DEFENCE MINISTER, HERR FRANZ-JOSEF STRAUSS.

  • Description

    THE WEST GERMANY ARMY, THE BUNDESWEHR, HELD A SPECIAL FAREWELL PARADE AT WAHN, NEAR BONN, YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) IN HONOUR OF THE FORMER WEST GERMAN DEFENCE MINISTER, HERR FRANZ-JOSEF STRAUSS. HERR STRAUSS LEFT THE GOVERNMENT THREE WEEKS AGO WHEN HE BECAME THE CENTRE OF THE CONTROVERSY OVER THE MAGAZINE, "DER SPIEGEL".

    DR ADENAUER, THE WEST GERMAN CHANCELLOR, WAS AMONG THOSE WHO ATTENDED THE PARADE. HOWEVER, IT WAS BOYCOTTED BY THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE FREE DEMOCRATIC PARTY (THE JUNIOR PARTNER IN THE ADENAUER COALITION) AND THE SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY.

    THE SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC PRESS SERVICE ALSO QUESTIONED WHY A "POMPOUS" AND EXPENSIVE PARADE FOR A MINISTER WHOSE NAME "HAD BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH SCANDALS".

    HERR STRAUSS WAS WARMLY WELCOMED BY DR ADENAUER AND AT A BANQUET HELD LATER, HE PRAISED HERR STRAUSS AND HOPED THAT HE WOULD CONTINUE TO PLAY A GREAT AND IMPORTANT ROLE IN THE COUNTRY'S POLITICAL LIFE. HE ALSO EXPRESSED THE HOPE THAT THEY WOULD WORK TOGETHER EVEN MORE OFTEN IN THE FUTURE.

    AS WEST GERMAN MINISTER OF DEFENCE FROM 1956, HERR STRAUSS WAS MAINLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE HEAVY BUILD UP OF THE COUNTRY'S DEFENCE FORCES. HE HAS BEEN BITTERLY CRITICISED IN RECENT WEEKS FOR HIS PART IN THE "SPIEGEL" AFFAIR, IN WHICH THE PUBLISHER AND SEVERAL OF THE STAFF HAVE BEEN SEEN ARRESTED AND AWAIT TRIAL ON CHARGES OF TREASON.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6WDL1IGPAHJBA6YLK8E2E9V5M
    Media URN:
    VLVA6WDL1IGPAHJBA6YLK8E2E9V5M
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/12/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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