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    THE BRITISH PRIME MINISTER, MR. HAROLD WILSON, IN WEST GERMANY ON A FOUR-DAY VISIT, SAW?

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    THE BRITISH PRIME MINISTER, MR. HAROLD WILSON, IN WEST GERMANY ON A FOUR-DAY VISIT, SAW THE BERLIN WALL TODAY (SATURDAY). AT THE START OF THE VISIT IN WEST BERLIN, HE GAVE A REASSURANCE THAT IN SPITE OF BRITAIN'S WORLD WIDE DEFENCE COMMITMENTS, SHE WOULD NOT REDUCE HER OBLIGATIONS IN BERLIN.

    MR. WILSON LANDED AT GATOW RAF STATION, AFTER FLYING 110 MILES (176 KMS) ACROSS EAST GERMAN TERRITORY IN A TRIDENT JET. LATER, WITH THE WEST BERLIN MAYOR, HERR WILLY BRANDT, AND THE BRITISH FOREIGN SECRETARY, MR. MICHAEL STEWART, HE SPENT TEN MINUTES AT THE BERLIN WALL.

    THIS FEATURE OF EVERY OFFICIAL VISITORS' SIGHTSEEING TOUR HAS BEEN OMITTED FROM QUEEN ELIZABETH'S STATE VISIT NEXT MAY ON THE GROUND OF SAFETY. MR. WILSON APPROACHED IT AT CHECKPOINT CHARLIE. LAST TUESDAY, THE SOVIET PRIME MINISTER, MR. ALEXEI KOSYSIN DID THE SAME THING - ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BARRIER.

    MR. WILSON BEGINS HIS TALKS WITH WEST GERMAN LEADERS IN BONN ON MONDAY. THE VISIT WAS POSTPONED LAST JANUARY BECAUSE OF SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL'S DEATH. MR. WILSON IS THE FIRST BRITISH LEADER TO ??? FEDERAL ??? MR. HAROLD MACMILLAN IN 1952.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADW3VSS3JYAEWGS4G6J10RAWYS
    Media URN:
    VLVADW3VSS3JYAEWGS4G6J10RAWYS
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/03/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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