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    AUSTRIA PAID ITS FINAL TRIBUTE TODAY (FRIDAY) TO PRESIDENT ADOLF SCHAERF.AT AN IMPRESSIVE FUNERAL, THOUSANDS?

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    AUSTRIA PAID ITS FINAL TRIBUTE TODAY (FRIDAY) TO PRESIDENT ADOLF SCHAERF.AT AN IMPRESSIVE FUNERAL, THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WATCHED AS THE BODY WAS CARRIED THROUGH VIENNA AND LAID TO REST IN A CEMETERY WHERE FORMER PRESIDENTS AND THE COMPOSERS BEETHOVEN AND BRAHMS LIE.

    BLACK FLAGS HUNG ALONG THE STREETS OF THE CITY, GUNS BOOMED IN SALUTE AND MILITARY AIRCRAFT DIPPED THEIR WINGS.THE COFFIN MOVED SLOWLY ALONG IN A PROCESSION OF MOTORISED INFANTRYMEN, LIGHT FIELD-GUNS AND TRUCKS CARRYING THE WREATHS.

    ARMY OFFICERS ESCORTED THE COFFIN AND SOLDIERS CARRIED THE ORDERS OF THE PRESIDENT.BEHIND CAME MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY AND CHANCELLOR JOSEF KLAUS, THE ACTING HEAD OF STATE.

    EARLIER, A COMMEMORATIVE SESSION HAD BEEN HELD IN PARLIAMENT WHERE THE COFFIN HAD LAIN IN STATE SINCE THE DEATH OF THE 74-YEAR-OLD PRESIDENT.TRIBUTES PAID TO HIM DESCRIBED HIM AS A "WISE, NOBLE AND BLAMELESS HEAD OF STATE", WHO HAD DONE MUCH TO HEAL AUSTRIA'S WOUNDS FROM THE WAR YEARS.

    AMONG THOSE ATTENDING THE FUNERAL WERE PRESIDENT LUEBK OF WEST GERMANY; FOREIGN MINISTER GOUVE DE MURVILLE OF FRANCE, UN AMBASSADOR STEVENSON OF THE UNITED STATES, DEPUTY FOREIGN MINISTER SEMYONOV OF THE SOVIET UNION, AND WEST BERLIN MAYOR WILLY BRANDT.

    (IN A FEW WEEKS, AUSTRIA CELEBRATES THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE COUNTRY'S FOUNDATION AS A SECOND FEDERAL REPUBLIC.AT THE SAME TIME, THERE WILL BE ELECTIONS FOR A NEW PRESIDENT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAO13MV5ESV9RPYF5D8R4WAVA7
    Media URN:
    VLVAAO13MV5ESV9RPYF5D8R4WAVA7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/03/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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