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    Visnews filmed May 28 Herr Otto Skorzeny - Hitler's No. 1 "special operations" World War II solider who organised and led the famous rescue of Mussolini from an Italian mountain-top prison in 1943 -- during an eight-day visit to Dublin.

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    Visnews filmed May 28 Herr Otto Skorzeny - Hitler's No. 1 "special operations" World War II solider who organised and led the famous rescue of Mussolini from an Italian mountain-top prison in 1943 -- during an eight-day visit to Dublin.

    Skorzeny, who travelled together with his wife Ilse, was quote as saying he had come to Ireland to buy a farm where he could enjoy the rest of his days in peace. "Ireland", he was quoted as saying "is the only likely place in the present world peace can be found".

    Now 51, Skorzeny is proprietor of an industrial engineering firm in Madrid, Spain. He and his wife visited Ireland two years ago and like the country os much that they wanted to return.

    Skorzeny described as "sheer fantasy" reports from London that when he arrived there aboard a Spanish Airliner at London Airport to catch his connection for Dublin he was "grilled" by British immigration officials for more than an hour. Press reports had stated that he was not allowed to clear British Customs and had to wait four hours in a transit lounge for the Dublin-bound 'plane.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACOYTRFCBQECS32XN5BHRJIWKX
    Media URN:
    VLVACOYTRFCBQECS32XN5BHRJIWKX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/05/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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