• Short Summary

    HERR WILLY BRANDT, THE MAYOR OF WEST BERLIN, ARRIVED IN TUNIS ON JANUARY 10TH ON HIS WAY TO DJERBA, AN ISLAND OFF THE SOUTH-EAST COAST OF TUNISIA, WHERE HE WILL SPEND A QUIET HOLIDAY.

  • Description

    HERR WILLY BRANDT, THE MAYOR OF WEST BERLIN, ARRIVED IN TUNIS ON JANUARY 10TH ON HIS WAY TO DJERBA, AN ISLAND OFF THE SOUTH-EAST COAST OF TUNISIA, WHERE HE WILL SPEND A QUIET HOLIDAY. HE WAS MET AT THE AIRPORT BY THE MAYOR OF TUNIS, M. ZAOUCH, AND MEMBERS OF THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS.

    EARLIER IN THE DAY HERR BRANDT HAD ACCOMPANIED THE BRITISH FOREIGN SECRETARY, THE EARL OF HOME, ON A TOUR OF THE WEST BERLIN SECTOR BOUNDARIES AND THE "INHUMAN" WALL DIVIDING THE CITY. LORD HOME WAS THE SECOND BRITISH STATESMAN THIS MONTH TO BE SHOWN THE WALL AND BARRIERS CUTTING OFF WEST BERLIN. HERR BRANDT HAD BEEN AT THE SIDE OF MR HUGH GAITSKELL, THE LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION, WHEN HE TOURED THE CITY.

    BEFORE LEAVING FOR HIS HOLIDAY IN TUNISIA, HERR BRANDT, HEARD LORD HOME DESCRIBE HIS "FEELING OF REPULSION AND DISMAY AT THIS CRUEL WALL." LORD HOME WENT ON: "MR MAYOR, IT MAY SOUND DIFFICULT AND IT IS. BUT WITH PATIENCE AND WITH FAITH, THOUGH NEITHER YOU NOR I MAY SEE THE DAY WHEN THIS WILL HAPPEN, THE REST OF THE STALINIST POLICIES WILL GO THE SAME WAY AS OTHER MEDIEVAL PRACTICES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB0BEUEMY7DODMNTWHW0H0JWS2
    Media URN:
    VLVAB0BEUEMY7DODMNTWHW0H0JWS2
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/01/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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