• Short Summary

    IN BONN YESTERDAY (SATURDAY), WEST GERMANY'S CHANCELLOR DR KONRAD ADENAUER HELD A TEN-HOUR PROGRAMME OF ENGAGEMENTS OF HIS 87TH BIRTHDAY.

  • Description

    1.
    GV EXT..GUARD OF HONOUR LINED UP
    0.04

    2.
    SV TO CU PAN ADENAUER INSPECTING TROOPS
    0.09

    3.
    SV TROOPS
    0.11

    4.
    GV TO CU PAN ADENAUER INSPECTS TROOPS
    0.18

    5.
    CU ERHARD
    0.21

    6.
    SCU ADENAUER
    0.24

    7.
    GV ARMY BAND
    0.28

    8.
    GV CHANDELIER INSIDE CHANCELLERY
    0.30

    9.
    GV ADENAUER POSING WITH ORPHAN CHILDREN
    0.35

    10.
    SCU DITTO
    0.40

    11.
    ERHARD PRESENTING CANDLESTICKS
    0.48

    12.
    SV PRESS AND CAMERAMEN
    0.51

    13.
    GV ADENAUER AND FRIENDS DRINKING
    0.59



    Initials KJ/S/MGT/EEH



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: IN BONN YESTERDAY (SATURDAY), WEST GERMANY'S CHANCELLOR DR KONRAD ADENAUER HELD A TEN-HOUR PROGRAMME OF ENGAGEMENTS OF HIS 87TH BIRTHDAY. AFTER ATTENDING MASS CONDUCTED BY HIS SON PAUL AT A BONN HOSPITAL, THE CHANCELLOR WENT TO HIS OFFICIAL RESIDENCE, THE PALAIS SCHAUMBURG.

    BARE-HEADED AND LOOKING SOLEMN, HE INSPECTED A GUARD OF HONOUR OF WEST GERMAN SOLDIERS LINED UP OUTSIDE THE CHANCELLERY IN THE CHILLY WEATHER. A MILITARY BAND PLAYED THE PRUSSIAN CEREMONIAL MARCH. INSIDE THE CHANCELLERY, DR. ADENAUER WAS IMMEDIATELY BESIEGED BY 50 CAMERAMEN AND PHOTOGRAPHERS. THEY RECORDED PART OF THE SIX-HOUR HANDSHAKING MARATHON DURING WHICH THE CHANCELLOR RECEIVED MORE THAN 300 WELL-WISHERS.

    AMONG THE GUESTS WERE CHILDREN FROM BONN'S CATHOLIC AND PROTESTANT ORPHANAGES, WHOM THE CHANCELLOR HAD PAID HIS TRADITIONAL VISIT AT CHRISTMAS. HE HAD EARLIER BEEN CONGRATULATED BY HIS SEVEN CHILDREN AND 23 GRANDCHILDREN.

    HEADING THE LONG LIST OF OFFICIALS, POLITICIANS AND DIPLOMATS WERE THE MEMBERS OF THE WEST GERMAN CABINET. PROFESSOR LUDWIG ERHARD, THE VICE-CHANCELLOR WHO MAY EXPECT TO SUCCEED DR. ADENAUER WHEN HE RETIRES, WISHED THE CHANCELLOR GOOD FORTUNE IN HIS WORK FOR THE GERMAN PEOPLE; AND PRESENTED THE CABINET'S BIRTHDAY GIFT - A PAIR OF 18TH-CENTURY SILVER CANDLESTICKS WITH LIGHTED CANDLES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADCEJ1GAKQ1MPMWI88OQMVWTV8
    Media URN:
    VLVADCEJ1GAKQ1MPMWI88OQMVWTV8
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/01/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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