• Short Summary

    THE DANISH PARLIAMENT APPROVED ON DECEMBER 7TH THE SETTING UP OF A NEW BALTIC COMMAND, THE ORGANISATION WITHIN THE NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ALLIANCE WHICH PUTS THE DEFENCE OF DENMARK, THE WHOLE OF WEST GERMANY, AND THE WESTERN APPROACHES TO THE BALTIC UNDER A UNIFIED COMMAND.

  • Description

    THE DANISH PARLIAMENT APPROVED ON DECEMBER 7TH THE SETTING UP OF A NEW BALTIC COMMAND, THE ORGANISATION WITHIN THE NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ALLIANCE WHICH PUTS THE DEFENCE OF DENMARK, THE WHOLE OF WEST GERMANY, AND THE WESTERN APPROACHES TO THE BALTIC UNDER A UNIFIED COMMAND.

    DURING THE DEBATE 2,000 PEOPLE ASSEMBLED IN FRONT OF THE PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS TO PROTEST AGAINST THE COMMAND. FIVE OF THEM, WHO ENTERED THE PUBLIC GALLERY AND SHOWERED LEAFLETS OVER THE HALL, WERE ARRESTED FOR VIOLATING PEACE AND ORDER.

    ONLY IN WARTIME AND DURING N.A.T.O. EXERCISES WOULD THE BALTIC COMMAND BE IN FORCE, PARLIAMENT WAS TOLD. IT WILL HAVE A DANISH COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF AND CHIEF OF STAFF AND A GERMAN SECOND IN COMMAND.THE DEBATE WAS OPENED BY THE FOREIGN MINISTER KRAG, WHO SAID IT WAS A NATURAL CONSEQUENCE OF THE DEFENSIVE N.A.T.O. ALLIANCE THAT ITS MEMBERS SHOULD PREPARE FOR MILITARY CO-OPERATION IN CASE OF ???. THE CRITICAL ATTITUDE OF THE SOVIET UNION, AS EXPRESSED IN ITS NOTE TO DENMARK IN AUGUST AND ITS NOTE TO FINLAND IN OCTOBER, WAS THEREFORE SOMEWHAT SURPRISING.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9FA944B8JKO1HW4DZMFHA1YFR
    Media URN:
    VLVA9FA944B8JKO1HW4DZMFHA1YFR
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/12/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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