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    WESTERN STATESMEN, INCLUDING TWO PRESIDENTS, 12 PRIME MINISTERS, AND REPRESENTATIVES OF 51 NATIONS TODAY (TUESDAY) JOINED IN MOURNING WEST GERMANY'S FIRST CHANCELLOR, DR KONRAD ADENAUER.

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    WESTERN STATESMEN, INCLUDING TWO PRESIDENTS, 12 PRIME MINISTERS, AND REPRESENTATIVES OF 51 NATIONS TODAY (TUESDAY) JOINED IN MOURNING WEST GERMANY'S FIRST CHANCELLOR, DR KONRAD ADENAUER. AFTER TODAY'S SOLEMN CEREMONIAL, DR. ADENAUER WAS BURIED IN THE RHINESIDE VILLAGE OF RHOENDORF THIS EVENING AT A PRIVATE CEREMONY ATTENDED ONLY BY HIS CLOSE RELATIVES.

    THE HEADS OF STATE, INCLUDING PRESIDENTS JOHNSON AND DE GAULLE, AND BRITAIN'S PRIME MINISTER HAROLD WILSON, ATTENDED A MEMORIAL MEETING OF THE BUNDESTAG (LOWER CHAMBER) AT WHICH GERMAN LEADERS PAID TRIBUTE TO DR ADENAUER'S WORK FOR GERMANY AND A UNITED EUROPE.

    AFTER A REQUIEM MASS IN COLOGNE CATHEDRAL, THE COFFIN WAS LOADED ONTO A WEAPON CARRIER, AND THE SOMBRE PROCESSION MOVED OFF ON THE FEW HUNDRED YARDS (METRES) JOURNEY FROM THE CATHEDRAL TO THE RHINE. AS THE CORTEGE MADE ITS WAY TO THE RIVER, A GERMAN ARMY BAND AND DRUMS PLAYED THE "DEAD MARCH IN SAUL".

    DR ADENAUER'S FAMILY WERE JOINED BY THE HEADS OF STATE AND AMBASSADORS OF THE 51 COUNTRIES REPRESENTED AT THE FUNERAL, AS THEY FOLLOWED THE CORTEGE THROUGH THE STREETS OF COLOGNE.

    TO THE SLOW BEAT OF DRUMS, THE PROCESSION TO THE RHINE TOOK 25 MINUTES. FROM ONE OF THE CITY'S LANDING STAGES, THE COFFIN WAS BORNE 20 MILES (32 KM) DOWN RIVER FOR A SIMPLE BURIAL THIS EVENING AT RHOENDORF, THE ADENAUER'S FAMILY HOME.

    AT THE LANDING STAGE, THE COFFIN WAS UNLOADED FROM THE WEAPON CARRIER, AND, CARRIED BY NAVAL BEARERS, WAS PIPED ABOARD THE WEST GERMAN PATROL BOAT "CONDOR".

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    Film ID:
    VLVAERLPSREVLXUZWHTOLL4VEZYKY
    Media URN:
    VLVAERLPSREVLXUZWHTOLL4VEZYKY
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/04/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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