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    DR. OTTO HABSBURG, THE SON OF THE LAST EMPEROR OF AUSTRIA, KARL THE FIRST, RETURNED?

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    DR. OTTO HABSBURG, THE SON OF THE LAST EMPEROR OF AUSTRIA, KARL THE FIRST, RETURNED TO SALZBURG THIS WEEK, AFTER NEARLY 49 YEARS IN EXILE, TO ADDRESS A MEETING. DR. HABSBURG, WHO WAS FORBIDDEN, BY A LAW PASSED IN 1919, FROM LIVING IN AUSTRIA, RECORDED THIS EXCLUSIVE TELEVISION INTERVIEW FOR VISNEWS, DURING HIS STAY IN SALZBURG.

    IT WAS 30 YEARS AGO TODAY (TUESDAY, 12 APRIL) THAT HITLER'S ARMY MARCHED INTO AUSTRIA, TO PREVENT THE RESTORATION OF THE HABSBURGS RULE.

    IN 1945, WITH THE END OF HOSTILITIES, DR. HABSBURG WROTE A LETTER TO PRESIDENT TRUMAN OF THE UNITED STATES - A LETTER WHICH, SINCE THEN, HAS CAUSED CONSIDERABLE CONTROVERSY.

    IT'S BEEN CLAIMED THAT, IN THE LETTER, DR. HABSBURG RECOMMENDED NON-RECOGNITION OF THE PROVISIONAL RENNER GOVERNMENT AND THE DIVISION OF AUSTRIA. THIS WEEK, A VISNEWS REPORTER ASKED DR. HABSBURG ABOUT THE LETTER.

    ON 20TH JULY, 1967, DR. HABSBURG DECLARED, IN LIENZ, EASTERN TYROL, THAT HE WOULD BE PREPARED AT ANY TIME TO ACCEPT A POLITICAL CANDIDACY. HA WAS ASKED WHETHER ANY AUSTRIAN PARTY HAD APPROACHED HIM IN THIS MATTER.

    DR. HABSBURG IS AT PRESENT LIVING WITH HIS FAMILY IN BAVARIA, GERMANY. IN 1967, HE DECLARED THAT HE INTENDED TO SETTLE IN AUSTRIA. HE WAS ASKED WHETHER THE TIME AND PLACE HAD BEEN DECIDED UPON.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADD810IBHJ26L6K19JN5PL3RH9
    Media URN:
    VLVADD810IBHJ26L6K19JN5PL3RH9
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/03/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:08:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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