• Short Summary

    FOLLOWING REPORTS OF THREATS TO ASSASSINATE PRESIDENT JOHNSON OF THE UNITED STATES, INTENSE SECURITY PRECAUTIONS WERE TAKEN WHEN HE ARRIVED IN BONN LAST NIGHT (SUNDAY), FOR THE FUNERAL TOMORROW OF WEST GERMANY'S FIRST CHANCELLOR, DR.

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    FOLLOWING REPORTS OF THREATS TO ASSASSINATE PRESIDENT JOHNSON OF THE UNITED STATES, INTENSE SECURITY PRECAUTIONS WERE TAKEN WHEN HE ARRIVED IN BONN LAST NIGHT (SUNDAY), FOR THE FUNERAL TOMORROW OF WEST GERMANY'S FIRST CHANCELLOR, DR. KONRAD ADENAUER. LAST NIGHT THE BODY OF THE LATE CHANCELLOR WAS MOVED FROM BONN TO COLOGNE, WHERE IT WILL LIE IN STATE IN THE FAMOUS CATHEDRAL UNTIL TOMORROW MORNING.

    THE PRESIDENT'S ARRIVAL MARKED HIS FIRST VISIT TO EUROPE SINCE TAKING OFFICE IN 1963. A HEAVY GUARD OF WEST GERMAN POLICE AND AMERICAN SECRET SERVICE OFFICIALS WAS AT THE AIRPORT AS THE PRESIDENT'S PLANE LANDED. BUT NO INCIDENTS WERE REPORTED - THERE WERE NEITHER THE CHEERING CROWDS, NOR DEMONSTRATIONS AGAINST THE VIETNAM WAR SUCH AS MARKED THE RECENT EUROPEAN VISIT OF VICE-PRESIDENT HUBERT HUMPHREY.

    DESPITE PRESIDENT JOHNSON'S QUIET RECEPTION, HE WILL BE HEAVILY GUARDED DURING THE VISIT. AN ANONYMOUS LETTER RECEIVED BY THE WEST GERMAN NEWS AGENCY DPA TODAY THREATENED TO ASSASSINATE PRESIDENT JOHNSON AS A 'MASS MURDERER'. OF THE 10 THOUSAND POLICE AND TROOPS ON DUTY TOMORROW DURING THE STATE FUNERAL CEREMONIES, HALF OF THESE ARE SPECIFICALLY DETAILED TO PROTECT PRESIDENT JOHNSON, AND PRESIDENT DE GAULLE OF FRANCE.

    MEANWHILE, THE BODY OF DR. ADENAUER MADE ITS LAST JOURNEY FROM BONN TO COLOGNE. MUFFLED DRUMS ROLLED AS A DETACHMENT OF WEST GERMANY'S FRONTIER FORCE BORE THE COFFIN SLOWLY PAST TWO ROWS OF FRONTIER GUARDS, HOLDING TORCHES AND STANDING RIGIDLY TO ATTENTION. MORE THAN 90 THOUSAND WEST GERMANS HAVE FILED PAST DR. ADENAUER'S COFFIN AS IT LAY IN BONN, TO PAY THEIR LAST RESPECTS TO THE CHANCELLOR, AND MANY MORE WITNESSED THIS FINAL JOURNEY TO COLOGNE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADXT819KIQW6GQK54V9IQKUHHL
    Media URN:
    VLVADXT819KIQW6GQK54V9IQKUHHL
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/04/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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