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    EUROPEAN SOCIALIST LEADERS TODAY (THURSDAY) ATTENDED THE STATE FUNERAL IN BONN OF HERR ERICH OLLENHAUER, CHAIRMAN OF WEST GERMANY'S SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY, WHO DIED LAST SATURDAY AGED 62.

  • Description

    EUROPEAN SOCIALIST LEADERS TODAY (THURSDAY) ATTENDED THE STATE FUNERAL IN BONN OF HERR ERICH OLLENHAUER, CHAIRMAN OF WEST GERMANY'S SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY, WHO DIED LAST SATURDAY AGED 62.THE BUNDESTAG (LOWER HOUSE) - WHERE, FOR 11 YEARS, HE HAD SERVED AS OPPOSITION LEADER - PAID TRIBUTE TO HIM IN A SPECIAL CEREMONY.

    HIS COFFIN, COVERED BY THE NATIONAL FLAG, WAS SURROUNDED BY SIX BURNING CANDLES.AMONG THOSE PRESENT WERE PRESIDENT HEINRICH LUEBKE, CHANCELLOR LUDWIG ERHARD, THE SWEDISH PRIME MINISTER, MR.TAGE ERLANDER, THE AUSTRIAN VICE-CHANCELLOR, DR.BRUNO PITTERMANN, THE FOREIGN MINISTERS OF DENMARK, NORWAY AND SWEDEN, AND DIPLOMATS REPRESENTING MANY OTHER COUNTRIES.

    IN THE FUNERAL ORATION HERR OLLENHAUER WAS PRAISED FOR HIS WORK IN HELPING TO FOUND AND BUILD UP THE SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY AFTER RETURNING TO WEST GERMANY IN 1946 FROM 12 YEARS IN EXILE DURING THE NAZI PERIOD.IN 1953 AND AGAIN FOUR YEARS LATER, HE FOUGHT UNSUCCESSFUL ELECTION CAMPAIGNS AGAINST THE THEN CHANCELLOR, DR.KONRAD ADENAUER, WHO OCCUPIED A FRONT-ROW SEAT AT TODAY'S CEREMONY.LAST SEPTEMBER HERR OLLENHAUER WAS ELECTED AS PRESIDENT OF THE SOCIALIST INTERNATIONAL.

    AFTER THE PARLIAMENTARY CEREMONY A MILITARY BAND AND GUARD OF HONOUR HEADED THE LONG FUNERAL PROCESSION AS IT MARCHED TO A NEARBY CEMETERY.HOODED HORSES DREW THE HEARSE, WHICH WAS COVERED IN WHITE CARNATIONS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADZO2FDZSVXGW6R4D15L3YWMEI
    Media URN:
    VLVADZO2FDZSVXGW6R4D15L3YWMEI
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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