• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT HENRICH LUEBKE TODAY (THURSDAY) PRESENTED THE BONN GUARDS REGIMENT WITH THE FIRST OF THE WEST GERMAN ARMED FORCES' NEW COLOURS -- A FLAG OF BLACK RED AND GOLD SHOWING AN EAGLE AND AN IRON CROSS.

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    PRESIDENT HENRICH LUEBKE TODAY (THURSDAY) PRESENTED THE BONN GUARDS REGIMENT WITH THE FIRST OF THE WEST GERMAN ARMED FORCES' NEW COLOURS -- A FLAG OF BLACK RED AND GOLD SHOWING AN EAGLE AND AN IRON CROSS.

    OTHER WEST GERMAN ARMED FORCES WILL RECEIVE THE SAME COLOURS - SYMBOL OF THE SPIRIT OF A REGIMENT - IN THE COURSE OF THE YEAR. THEY REPLACE THE TRADITIONAL REGIMENTAL COLOURS WHICH DIED OUT WITH THE WEHRMACHT.

    BLACK-RED-GOLD HAD BEEN A SYMBOL OF A UNITED FREE DEMOCRATIC FATHERLAND SINCE THE GERMAN REVOLUTION OF 1848. THE EAGLE REPRESENTED MIGHT RESTRAINED BY RIGHT, AND THE IRON CROSS HAD BEEN A SYMBOL OF SOLDIERLY LOYALTY AND BRAVERY FOR GENERATIONS. DEFENCE MINISTER KAI-UWE VON HASSELL TOLD THE ASSEMBLED SOLDIERS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA5ZN8B601HKE15E2RVFUUH4VM
    Media URN:
    VLVAA5ZN8B601HKE15E2RVFUUH4VM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/01/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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