• Short Summary

    THE UNITED STATES EUROPEAN COMMAND HEADQUARTERS SHIFTED FROM PARIS THE FRENCH CAPITAL, TODAY (WEDNESDAY) TO STUTTGART, IN WEST GERMANY.

  • Description

    THE UNITED STATES EUROPEAN COMMAND HEADQUARTERS SHIFTED FROM PARIS THE FRENCH CAPITAL, TODAY (WEDNESDAY) TO STUTTGART, IN WEST GERMANY. THE AMERICAN FLAG WAS LOWERED FOR THE LAST TIME AT THE CAMP DES LOGES, AT SAINT GERMAIN-EN-LAYE OUTSIDE PARIS, YESTERDAY.

    THE HEADQUARTERS, IN PARIS FOR THE PAST 13 YEARS, WAS MOVED BECAUSE OF GENERAL DE GAULLE'S DEMAND THAT ALL FOREIGN BASES SHOULD LEAVE FRENCH SOIL BY 1 APRIL THIS YEAR, FOLLOWING FRANCE'S OWN WITHDRAWAL FROM THE NATO INTEGRATED MILITARY COMMAND.

    US OFFICIALS SAY THE MASSIVE PULL-OUT, OFFICIALLY COMPLETED YESTERDAY, WILL MEAN AN ANNUAL LOSS OF GBP71,500,000 STERLING TO THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT. COST TO THE AMERICANS -- ABOUT GBP357,000,000 STERLING.

    AMERICAN ARMY AND SUPPLY UNITS PREVIOUSLY STATIONED IN FRANCE HAVE LARGELY BEEN RELOCATED IN WEST GERMANY, WHILE THE AMERICAN AIR FORCE HAS MOVED MAINLY TO BASES IN BRITAIN.

    THE ORDER TO QUIT MEANT THE BREAK-UP OF THE HUGE LOGISTICAL NETWORK DEVELOPED THROUGHOUT FRANCE SINCE THE SECOND WORLD WAR TO SUPPORT US FORCES IN WEST GERMANY. THERE WERE SOME 190 MILITARY ESTABLISHMENTS. AMONG THEM NINE AIR BASES, 20 DEPOTS, RADAR AND RADIO STATIONS, COMMUNICATIONS RELAY SITES, ACCESS ROADS, RAILWAYS SPURS, SEWAGE LINES, HOUSES AND SCHOOLS.

    NO AGREEMENT HAS YET BEEN REACHED ON COMPENSATION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7MLPGAOYKTR17GG6IEBPFZD4F
    Media URN:
    VLVA7MLPGAOYKTR17GG6IEBPFZD4F
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/03/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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