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    WEST GERMANY'S GENERAL JOHANN ADOLF GRAF VON KIELMANNSEGG HAS BEEN APPOINTED COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF ALLIED FORCES IN CENTRAL EUROPE.

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    GENERAL KIELMANNSEGG AT WORK IN HIS OFFICE IN THE CENTRAL EUROPE NATO HEADQUARTERS AT FONTAINEBLEAU.




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    Background: WEST GERMANY'S GENERAL JOHANN ADOLF GRAF VON KIELMANNSEGG HAS BEEN APPOINTED COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF ALLIED FORCES IN CENTRAL EUROPE. HE'S SECOND ONLY TO THE SUPREME ALLIED COMMANDER IN EUROPE, THE AMERICAN GENERAL LYMAN LEMNITZER.

    IT'S THE FIRST TIME A WEST GERMAN GENERAL HAS BEEN GIVEN SUCH A TOP COMMAND IN NATO.

    WITH FRANCE WITHDRAWING ITS MILITARY COMMITMENT TO NATO, ITS 14 ALLIES DECIDED THAT A SENIOR WEST GERMAN OFFICER SHOULD SUCCEED FRANCE'S GENERAL JUAN CREPIN.

    JOHANN ADOLF GRAF VON KIELMANNSEGG ENTERED A CAVALRY REGIMENT IN 1926 AND BY 1940 HAD BECOME CHIEF OF STAFF 6TH ARMOURED DIVISION AND LATER TOOK PART IN THE RUSSIAN CAMPAIGN. BY THE END OF WORLD WAR TWO HE HAD REACHED THE RANK OF COLONEL.

    GENERAL KIELMANNSEGG WILL NOT HAVE HIS OFFICE AT FONTAINEBLEAU MUCH LONGER. THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF CENTRAL EUROPE AND THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE LAND AND AIR FORCES IN CENTRAL EUROPE ARE TO BE UNIFIED AND MOVED EITHER TO THE BENELUX AREA OR TO WEST GERMANY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABWMEY9RRQ0KPN98ZBZK82VQU7
    Media URN:
    VLVABWMEY9RRQ0KPN98ZBZK82VQU7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/07/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
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    N/A

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