• Short Summary

    WEST GERMANY RAISED HER OFFER OF HELP TOWARD THE UPKEEP OF THE BRITISH RHINE ARMY TO GBP44 1/2 MILLION A YEAR, FOLLOWING TALKS IN BONN ON MARCH 8.

  • Description

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    GV MINISTRY BUILDING
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    SV BRITISH AND GERMAN FLAGS
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    SV AMBASSADOR STEEL AND MR BROOKE ARRIVE
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    SCU TWO WALKS TOWARDS
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    SV STEEL AND BROOKE MET BY OFFICIALS
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    CU STEEL AND BROOKE TALK TO OFFICIALS
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    STEEL AND BROOKE ENTER ROOM
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    LV SECRETARY LAHR TALKS TO STEEL AND BROOKE
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    CU STEEL AND LAHR TALKS TO STEEL AND BROOKE
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    SV GROUP
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    Background: WEST GERMANY RAISED HER OFFER OF HELP TOWARD THE UPKEEP OF THE BRITISH RHINE ARMY TO GBP44 1/2 MILLION A YEAR, FOLLOWING TALKS IN BONN ON MARCH 8. THE FIGURE WAS STILL &18 MILLION SHORT OF THE BRITISH CLAIM, BUT A COMPROMISE WAS EXPECTED WITHIN THE NEXT CIRCLE OF DAYS. PREVIOUSLY THE BONN OFFER STOOD AT GBP70 MILLION OVER TWO YEARS.

    THE CONFERENCE WAS DESIGNED TO SEE HOW WEST GERMANY COULD HELP TO OFFSET THE CURRENCY DRAIN CAUSED BY THE STATIONING OF BRITISH TROOPS IN GERMANY.

    LEADING THE BRITISH DELEGATION AT THE TALKS WAS MR HENRY BROOKE, CHIEF SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY, ACCOMPANIED BY THE BRITISH AMBASSADOR, SIR CHRISTOPHER STEEL. SUBJECTS HE DISCUSSED WITH DR LAHR, WEST GERMAN STATE SECRETARY IN THE FOREIGN MINISTRY, INCLUDED WEST GERMANY ASSUMING PART OF BRITAIN'S FOREIGN AID PROGRAMME AND PURCHASES OF CIVIL EQUIPMENT FOR RAILWAYS, POSTAL AND OTHER SERVICE IN BRITAIN.

    THE WEST GERMAN PAYMENT WOULD NOT BE A DIRECT ONE, BY MERELY A PLEDGE AS TO THE AMOUNT SHE WOULD SPEND IN BRITAIN DURING THE NEXT TWELVE MONTHS. AT THE LATEST AGREED FIGURE THAT WOULD BE EQUIVALENT TO ABUT GBP1,000 FOR EVERY BRITISH SOLDIER IN GERMANY.

    BOTH DELEGATIONS WERE DUE TO MEET THE GERMAN CHANCELLOR, DR ADENAUER, THE FOLLOWING DAY TO FINALIZE THEIR DECISIONS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACQ6WCJ9OZIVU8M9JZH5E35XUU
    Media URN:
    VLVACQ6WCJ9OZIVU8M9JZH5E35XUU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/03/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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