• Short Summary

    At Velbert in the Rhineland, December 12, some 500 West German members of the War Registers' International demonstrated with banners against the call-up of class 1922, the use of atomic weapons, and war in general.

  • Description

    1.
    SV PAN From baby car carrying 'Atomic weapon' with the words 'Atomrustung-selbstmord' PAN to crowd.
    0.07

    2.
    CU Skull with German helmet 'Alles Schon vergessen'.
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    3.
    SV Men with placards.
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    4.
    SV Pair of jack books hang from sign 'Nie wieder'.
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    5.
    SV Skull in German uniform carries 'Atomic weapon' under his arm.
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    6.
    CU Placard in shape of iron cross 'Nie wieder'.
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    7.
    TV PAN Procession through streets.
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    8.
    SV Men carry coffin 'To a man no, no atomic bomb'.
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    9.
    CU Atomic warhead.
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    10.
    SV Procession.
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    11.
    CU Ditto.
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    12.
    SCU Placard 'Nie wieder krieg'.
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    13.
    STV Men with flags and placards in procession.
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: At Velbert in the Rhineland, December 12, some 500 West German members of the War Registers' International demonstrated with banners against the call-up of class 1922, the use of atomic weapons, and war in general.

    Men in the procession - following a "bubble car" surmounted by a model rocket inscribed "Atomic Armament - Suicide" - carried placards, mostly variations on the theme of "Never Again War".

    Leaflets distributed by demonstrators explained what a conscientious objector could do, within his rights as a German citizen, to resist military training under the conscription laws.

    Public interest in the demonstration - third time successful, after two police bans - was moderate.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABLCMBHY8GOS7PT6G6CZBW48PU
    Media URN:
    VLVABLCMBHY8GOS7PT6G6CZBW48PU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/12/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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