• Short Summary

    A SOVIET MILITARY DELEGATION TODAY (SUNDAY) LAID SEVERAL WREATHS AND BOUQUETS OF FLOWERS AT THE SOVIET WAR MEMORIAL IN WEST BERLIN TO COMMEMORATE THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE END OF WORLD WAR TWO.

  • Description

    1.
    SV.PAN...SERGEANT VASSIN, WIFE AND COMMANDER
    0.22

    2.
    SV.WREATH LAID (2 SHOTS)
    0.31

    3.
    CU.MRS.VASSIN
    0.35

    4.
    CU.SERGEANT VASSIN BY MEMORIAL
    0.39

    5.
    SV.SERGEANT VASSIN BY MEMORIAL
    0.44

    6.
    CU.MEMORIAL
    0.45

    7.
    CU.SERGEANT VASSIN
    0.49

    8.
    LV.GENERAL KOSHEVOI AND AMBASSADOR ABRASSIMOV ARRIVE
    0.56

    9.
    SV.OFFICIALS WATCH
    0.59

    10.
    LV.GUARD OF HONOUR MARCHES TO MEMORIAL
    1.03

    11.
    SV.GENERAL KOSHEVOI AND AMBASSADOR ABRASSIMOV ARRIVING
    1.07

    12.
    GV.LAYING WREATH
    1.14

    13.
    GV.MEMORIAL
    1.18

    14.
    SV.APAN...SOVIET DELEGATION WITH EAST GERMAN OFFICIALS
    1.30

    15.
    CU.PRIME MINISTER KOSYGIN
    1.33

    16.
    CU.COSMONAUT GAGARIN
    1.37

    17.
    CU.GENERALS
    1.40

    18.
    CU.HERR WALTER ULBRIGHT
    1.43

    19.
    CU.DELEGATIONS
    1.46

    20.
    CU.HERR ULBRIGHT
    1.49

    21.
    SV.DELEGATES TALKING
    1.52



    Initials DR/V-O/RM/JG



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A SOVIET MILITARY DELEGATION TODAY (SUNDAY) LAID SEVERAL WREATHS AND BOUQUETS OF FLOWERS AT THE SOVIET WAR MEMORIAL IN WEST BERLIN TO COMMEMORATE THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE END OF WORLD WAR TWO.

    BEFORE THE MILITARY DELEGATION ARRIVED AT THE SOVIET WAR MEMORIAL, A SOVIET SOLDIER, SERGEANT VASSILY VASSIN, LAID A PERSONAL WREATH. HIS FATHER WAS KILLED AS THE PLACED THE SOVIET FLAG ON THE REICHSTAG BUILDING IN 1945, HE WAS MADE A HERO OF THE SOVIET UNION. HE STOOD BEFORE THE MEMORIAL IN SILENT TRIBUTE AFTER LAYING HIS WREATH.

    THE MILITARY DELEGATION WAS HEADED BY MAJOR-GENERAL IVAN KOSHEVOI, COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE SOVIET ARMED FORCES IN EAST GERMANY, AND INCLUDED SOVIET AMBASSADOR TO EAST GERMANY PJOTR ABRASSIMOV.

    THE MEMORIAL IS IN THE BRITISH SECTOR OF THE CITY. A BRITISH SPOKESMAN SAID LATER THE BARBED WIRE FENCE THAT NORMALLY GUARDS THE FRONT SIDE OF THE MEMORIAL WAS NOT GOING TO BE REPLACED AFTER THE CEREMONY, THE MEMORIAL HAD BEEN FENCED IN AND GUARDED BY SOME BRITISH SOLDIERS SINCE THE BERLIN WALL WAS BUILT IN 1961. ONLY CRASH BARRIERS WILL NOW PARTITION OFF THE MEMORIAL, BUT THE BRITISH GUARD WILL REMAIN.

    THE EVENING BEFORE (SATURDAY) THERE WAS A RECEPTION IN EAST BERLIN, IN HONOUR OF THE SOVIET PRIME MINISTER. ALEXEI KOSYGIN, WHO HEADED THE RUSSIAN DELEGATION TO EAST GERMANY FOR THE ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS. LATER MR. KOSYGIN FLEW BACK TO THE SOVIET UNION TO ATTEND THE MASSIVE PARADE IN THE RED SQUARE ON SUNDAY.

    AMONG THE OTHER GUESTS AT THE RECEPTION WERE COSMONAUT YURI GAGARIN AND HERE WALTER ULBRIGHT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEP5SGKATCUIGGMQGEIQDSWSQQ
    Media URN:
    VLVAEP5SGKATCUIGGMQGEIQDSWSQQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/05/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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