• Short Summary

    MEMBERS OF THE WEST GERMAN PARLIAMENT HONOURED COUNT KARL VON SPRETI, THE WEST GERMAN AMBASSADOR KILLED BY GUERRILLAS IN GUATEMALA, IN A MEMORIAL HELD IN BONN TODAY (MONDAY, APRIL 13).

  • Description

    MEMBERS OF THE WEST GERMAN PARLIAMENT HONOURED COUNT KARL VON SPRETI, THE WEST GERMAN AMBASSADOR KILLED BY GUERRILLAS IN GUATEMALA, IN A MEMORIAL HELD IN BONN TODAY (MONDAY, APRIL 13).

    PRESIDENT GUSTAV HEINEMANN, CHANCELLOR WILLY BRANDT AND COUNT VON SPRETI'S WIDOW AND CHILDREN HEADED MOURNERS IN A HALL AT THE LOWER HOUSE. THE CONT'S COFFIN, BRAPED WITH THE WEST GERMAN FLAG, STOOD BENEATH THE SPEAKER'S ROSTRUM.

    FOREIGN MINISTER WALTER SCHEEL AND LOWER HOUSE SPEAKER KAI-UWZ VON HASSEL PAID TRIBUTE TO THE AMBASSADOR WHO WAS FOUND SHOT DAD A WEEK AGO AFTER BEING KIDNAPPED BY GUATEMALAN REBELS AND HELD FOR RANSOM.

    THE CEREMONY WAS ATTENDED BY MEMBERS OF BOTH PARLIAMENTARY HOUSES, AS WELL AS THE GUATEMALAN CHARGE D'AFFAIRES IN BONN, SENOR LEONEL ANGUIANO DE LEON. SENOR ANTONIO GANDARA, THE GUATEMALAN AMBASSADOR, LEFT THE COUNTRY FOR DENMARK FOLLOWING WEST GERMANY'S FREEZING OF RELATIONS WITH GUATEMALA.

    SENOR GANDARA TOLD REPORTERS IN COPENHAGEN THAT HE HAD SENT A TELEGRAM TO COUNTESS VON SPRETI, EXPRESSING HIS DEEP REGRET AT THE TRAGEDY AND HIS SORROW THAT HE COULD NOT ATTEND THE FUNERAL. THE AMBASSADOR HAD BEEN A PERSONAL FRIEND OF COUNT VON SPRETI.

    THE COUNT WILL BE BURIED IN THE FAMILY VAULT AT A PRIVATE CEREMONY TOMORROW (TUESDAY, APRIL 14) NEAR HIS HOME, KAPFING CASTLE IN SOUTHERN GERMANY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACVA9F8EM4OYLPF0N8H3610NS4
    Media URN:
    VLVACVA9F8EM4OYLPF0N8H3610NS4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/04/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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