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    TODAY, (THURSDAY) THE SECOND AND LAST DAY OF DR ADENAUER'S FAREWELL VISIT TO WEST BERLIN.HE?

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    TODAY, (THURSDAY) THE SECOND AND LAST DAY OF DR ADENAUER'S FAREWELL VISIT TO WEST BERLIN.HE RETIRES AS WEST GERMAN CHANCELLOR ON TUESDAY.A DAY TAKEN UP WITH A VISIT TO THE WALL AND A CEREMONY AT WHICH HE RECEIVED THE HONORARY CITIZENSHIP OF THE DIVIDED CITY.

    THE CEREMONY TOOK PLACE IN THE HOUSE OF DEPUTIES.THE PRESENTATION OF THE PARCHMENT CONFERRING THE HONOUR ON THE CHANCELLOR, WAS MADE BY HERR BRANDT, GOVERNING MAYOR OF WEST BERLIN.THE SCROLL PRAISES DR ADENAUER FOR "HIS MERITS IN CONSTRUCTING THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC AND FOR RE-ESTABLISHING THE REPUTATION OF GERMANY IN THE WORLD".

    HERR BRANDT SAID THAT BERLIN - "THE GERMAN CAPITAL" - WAS ACTING AS THE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE GERMAN CITIES IN AWARDING THE CHANCELLOR CITIZENSHIP.UNDER ADENAUER'S LEADERSHIP, THE WEST GERMAN GOVERNMENT HAD HELPED BERLIN TO RIDE EVERY STORM.

    IN REPLY, DR ADENAUER SAID THAT IN THE FUTURE, HE WOULD NOT COMPLETELY ABANDON THE POLITICAL STAGE.BUT HE WOULD "RETURN TO THE ARENA, ONLY WHEN I AM ASKED TO DO SO." HE WENT ON TO SPEAK OF A TIME WHEN BERLIN WOULD BE RE-UNITED, AND SPOKE OF BERLIN AS "A CITY WHICH STOOD SINCE THE BREAKDOWN OF OUR COUNTRY, SO BRAVELY AND FAITHFUL TO FREEDOM.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7JZR2LHDWL9C0XM01Q9V4KV1U
    Media URN:
    VLVA7JZR2LHDWL9C0XM01Q9V4KV1U
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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