• Short Summary

    ASTRONAUT FRANK BORMAN, WHO FLEW ROUND THE MOON LAST CHRISTMAS, ARRIVED IN WEST BERLIN TODAY AS PART OF HIS CURRENT 18-DAY GOODWILL TOUR OF EUROPE.

  • Description

    ASTRONAUT FRANK BORMAN, WHO FLEW ROUND THE MOON LAST CHRISTMAS, ARRIVED IN WEST BERLIN TODAY AS PART OF HIS CURRENT 18-DAY GOODWILL TOUR OF EUROPE. HE WAS ACCOMPANIED BY HIS WIFE SUSAN AND THEIR TWO TEENAGE SONS.

    SEVERAL HUNDRED AMERICANS SCHOOLCHILDREN IN THE CITY MOBBED THE ASTRONAUT FAMILY AND CHEERED THEM OUTSIDE WEST BERLIN'S CITY HALL.

    AT THE CITY HALL, COLONEL BORMAN WAS GREETED BY MAYOR KLAUS SCHUETZ AND INSIDE HANDED THE ASTRONAUT A TANKARD OF BEER TO DRINK. WHEN COLONEL AND MRS. BORMAN HAD SIGNED THE GUEST BOOK IN THE CITY HALL, THE MAYOR HANDED THE BORMANS A GIFT OF A CHINA SET AND RECEIVED FROM COLONEL BORMAN A SPACE PICTURE OF THE MOON.

    IN HIS BRIEF SPEECH, COLONEL BORMAN RECALLED THAT HE HAD BEEN TO WEST BERLIN ONCE BEFORE -- WHEN HE HEAVED BAGS OF COAL DURING THE BERLIN AIRLIFT IN 1948-49.

    LATER, COLONEL BORMAN AND HIS FAMILY TOURED WEST BERLIN AND SAW THE SOVIET WAR MEMORIAL AND THE RED ARMY GUARDS THERE, AND ALSO THE BERLIN WALL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7606M8SOR9N8WCVAYN0AT6MSO
    Media URN:
    VLVA7606M8SOR9N8WCVAYN0AT6MSO
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/02/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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