West German Chancellor Herr Willy Brandt, in the United States for two days of talks with President Nixon, arrived at their Key Biscayne venue in Florida on Tuesday(December 28) in a military helicopter.
GV ZOOM INTO SV Helicopter landing
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MV & GV Troops rolling red carpet out to helicopter door-step falls on soldier's head & knocks his over -- guard of honour -- Brandt down steps & meets Nixon - both leaders meets other officials (2 shots)
SV Guard with German flag
GV ZOOM INTO MV Brandt shakes hands with U.S. German ministers & GV Ditto (2 shots)
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Background: West German Chancellor Herr Willy Brandt, in the United States for two days of talks with President Nixon, arrived at their Key Biscayne venue in Florida on Tuesday(December 28) in a military helicopter. President Nixon was there to great him, and the two men met a line-up of West German and American senior officials before departing for the start of their talks -- centrad around European policies.
SYNOPSIS: Florida -- and the arrival on Tuesday of West German Chancellor Herr Willy Brandt, in America for two days of talks with President Nixon.
The two leaders later began their talks, centred around European policies, during which they decided that a European Security Conference was unlikely to take place before 1973. This was because of the U.S. presidential election next year, and because the ratification of West Germany's non-aggression treaties with the Soviet Union and Poland was not expected for some months.
Before departing for their talks, at President Nixon's winter home in Key Biscayne, the two leaders met a line-up of senior officials of both countries. Among them were Secretary of State Mr william Rogers and Foreign Minister Herr Walter School -- who later held their own private meeting.