• Short Summary

    GERMAN WARSHIPS ARE VISITING MOROCCO - THEIR FIRST OFFICIAL CALL SINCE THE END OF WORLD WAR TWO.

  • Description

    GERMAN WARSHIPS ARE VISITING MOROCCO - THEIR FIRST OFFICIAL CALL SINCE THE END OF WORLD WAR TWO. THE FEDERAL GERMAN NAVAL FLOTILLA, UNDER THE COMMAND OF COMMANDER CARL HEINZ VORSTECHER, INCLUDES TWO CRUISERS, FIVE CORVETTES AND ONE SUPPLY SHIP.

    THE FEDERAL GERMAN CONSUL WAS ON THE QUAYSIDE AT CASABLANCA ON SUNDAY TO GREET THE GERMAN COMMANDER AND THE CREWS WHO WERE TO SPEND FOUR DAYS IN THE PORT.

    DURING THE VOYAGE FROM THE MADEIRA, THE FLOTILLA WAS HIT BY A HEAVY STORM AND TWO SHIPS HAD TO MAKE FOR LISBON FOR REPAIRS. BUT FOR THE REMAINDER, THE FOUR DAY VISIT WILL BE A WELCOME REST FROM TRAINING - FOR THE CREWS, AND ONE LITTLE DOG, A SHIP'S MASCOT. NEXT PORT OF CALL FOR THE FLOTILLA IS VALENCIA IN SPAIN AND PORTSMOUTH, U.K.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAC0RRA8MZXT465401U3ZN8N5W3
    Media URN:
    VLVAC0RRA8MZXT465401U3ZN8N5W3
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/02/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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