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    MR.EDWARD HEATH, BRITAIN'S DEPUTY FOREIGN SECRETARY, WAS PRESENTED WITH THE CHARLEMAGNE PRIZE IN AACHEN TODAY?

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    MR.EDWARD HEATH, BRITAIN'S DEPUTY FOREIGN SECRETARY, WAS PRESENTED WITH THE CHARLEMAGNE PRIZE IN AACHEN TODAY (THURSDAY).THE PRIZE, FOUNDED IN 1949 AND WORTH GBP450, IS AWARDED ANNUALLY FOR "SERVICES TO EUROPE."
    MR.HEATH, WHO LED BRITAIN'S BID TO JOIN THE COMMON MARKET, IS THE SECOND BRITON TO RECEIVE THE AWARD; THE OTHER BEING SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL IN 1956.THE TWO-HOUR CEREMONY TOOK PLACE IN AACHEN'S HUGE GOTHIC RATHAUS (TOWN HALL), WHERE 30 GERMAN EMPERORS HAVE SAT ENTHRONED.

    HERR HERMANN HEUSCH, THE CITY'S CHIEF BURGOMASTER, WELCOMED GUESTS, WHO INCLUDED WEST GERMAN CHANCELLOR-ELECT, PROFESSOR LUDWIG ERHARD, AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY, PROFESSOR WALTER HALLSTEIN.THEY SAW MR.HEATH, VISIBLY MOVED BY THE CEREMONY, PRESENTED WITH A PLAQUE AND MEDALLION.

    THE FORMAL CITATION SPOKE OF THE "APPRECIATION OF HIS (MR HEATH'S) UNTIRING WORK FOR THE INCORPORATION OF BRITAIN INTO CONTINENTAL EFFORTS TOWARDS UNITY, AND HIS PROFESSION OF FAITH IN THE COMMON DESTINY OF EUROPE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABD658X3NFXJIM4HWOKSVQ59AO
    Media URN:
    VLVABD658X3NFXJIM4HWOKSVQ59AO
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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