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    MR. ROSWELL GILPATRIC - THE AMERICAN DEPUTY SECRETARY OF DEFENCE WHO IS VISITING EUROPEAN CAPITALS?

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    MR. ROSWELL GILPATRIC - THE AMERICAN DEPUTY SECRETARY OF DEFENCE WHO IS VISITING EUROPEAN CAPITALS FOR TALKS ON THE NEED FOR A CONTINUED BUILD-UP NATO FORCES - WAS RECEIVED BY WEST GERMAN DEFENCE MINISTER STRAUSS IN BONN, OCT 23.

    DURING DISCUSSIONS ALSO ATTENDED BY AMERICAN AMBASSADOR DOWLING, MR. GILPATRIC TOLD STRAUSS THAT TROOP REINFORCEMENTS SENT BY THE UNITED STATES WOULD AMOUNT TO ABOUT SIX DIVISIONS AND THAT 40,000 OF THESE WOULD BE IN GERMANY BY NOV. 1. THIS WOULD MORE THAN DOUBLE THE STRENGTH OF AMERICAN GROUND FORCES STATIONED IN GERMANY.

    MR. GILPATRIC OFFERED TO MAKE AVAILABLE ON A JOINT BASIS TO WEST GERMAN FORCES SUPPLIES, SPARE PARTS, EQUIPMENT AND TRAINING AREAS. AS A COUNTERPART TO THIS, HE DEMANDED A GREATER WEST GERMAN EFFORT TO MEET AMERICAN BALANCE OF PAYMENTS DIFFICULTIES, AND IN PARTICULAR INCREASED PURCHASES OF ARMS AND EQUIPMENT FROM THE UNITED STATES.

    DEFENCE MINISTER STRAUSS IS BELIEVED TO HAVE DRAWN ATTENTION TO GERMANY'S OWN EFFORTS TO MAINTAIN HER TROOPS AT FULL STRENGTH BY RETAINING A NUMBER OF CONSCRIPTS AND VOLUNTEER SPECIALISTS FOR A FURTHER THREE MONTHS' SERVICE, AND BY PLANNING AN EXTENSION OF THE GENERAL CONSCRIPTION PERIOD BY SIX MONTHS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8SHE6O61WBYLSQJJGDULT6LQD
    Media URN:
    VLVA8SHE6O61WBYLSQJJGDULT6LQD
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/10/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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