• Short Summary

    THE NEW PRESIDENT OF AUSTRIA, HERR FRANZ JONAS, CALLED UPON THE WORLD'S GREAT POWERS YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) TO "PRESERVE THE PEACE OF THE PEOPLES OF THE EARTH." PRESIDENT JONAS WAS MAKING HIS INAUGURAL SPEECH AFTER HIS SWEARING-IN AT A JOINT SESSION OF BOTH HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT IN VIENNA, WHICH WAS ALSO FOLLOWED BY A MILITARY PARADE THROUGH THE STREETS OF THE CAPITAL.

  • Description

    THE NEW PRESIDENT OF AUSTRIA, HERR FRANZ JONAS, CALLED UPON THE WORLD'S GREAT POWERS YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) TO "PRESERVE THE PEACE OF THE PEOPLES OF THE EARTH." PRESIDENT JONAS WAS MAKING HIS INAUGURAL SPEECH AFTER HIS SWEARING-IN AT A JOINT SESSION OF BOTH HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT IN VIENNA, WHICH WAS ALSO FOLLOWED BY A MILITARY PARADE THROUGH THE STREETS OF THE CAPITAL.

    IN HIS INAUGURAL ADDRESS, PRESIDENT JONAS SAID: "THE MIGHTY OF THE WORLD STILL HAVE IT IN THEIR HANDS TO PRESERVE PEACE IN THIS PRECARIOUS SITUATION." HE ADDED: "LET US SEEK TOGETHER TO STRENGTHEN THE FORCES OF PEACE TO END CONFLICTS AND PREVENT NEW CENTRES OF UNREST BEING ADDED TO EXISTING ONES."
    PRESIDENT JONAS IS A FORMER TYPESETTER BY TRADE AND A SOCIALIST, SON OF A LABOURER.HE WAS ELECTED PRESIDENT FOR A SIX-YEAR TERM AFTER SERVING AS MAYOR OF VIENNA FOR 14 YEARS, SUCCEEDING PRESIDENT SHCAERF WHO DIED IN FEBRUARY.PRESIDENT JONAS IS AGED 65.

    OUTSIDE THE PARLIAMENT BUILDING, THE NEW PRESIDENT STOOD BARE-HEADED IN POURING RAIN TO TAKE THE SALUTE BEFORE A PARADE OF 4,500 TROOPS.MORE THAN 400 MILITARY VEHICLES ALSO TOOK PART IN THE PARADE, ALONG WITH 65 TANKS AND NEARLY 80 PIECES OF ARTILLERY.

    THE PARADE CONTINUED FOR NEARLY AN HOUR, AFTER WHICH PRESIDENT JONAS WAS DRIVEN TO THE HUGE HOFBURG PALACE -- ONCE THE HOME OF THE AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN EMPERORS -- TO TAKE UP OFFICIAL RESIDENCE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD18G1AVK7HC0I93RT2R59IRO8
    Media URN:
    VLVAD18G1AVK7HC0I93RT2R59IRO8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/06/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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