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    AT CHECKPOINT CHARLIE - FOR HIS FIRST GLIMPSE OF THE BERLIN WALL YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) WAS MR.

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    AT CHECKPOINT CHARLIE - FOR HIS FIRST GLIMPSE OF THE BERLIN WALL YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) WAS MR. RICHARD NIXON, THE FORMER VICE-PRESIDENT OF AMERICA. ACCOMPANIED BY HIS WIFE AND TWO DAUGHTERS, MR. NIXON IS ON A PRIVATE TOUR OF EUROPEAN COUNTRIES. TODAY HE WAS DUE TO MAKE A THREE-HOUR VISIT TO EAST BERLIN TO COMPARE, HE SAID, LIVING STANDARDS WITH THOSE IN HUNGARY WHERE HE HAD SPENT FOUR DAYS.

    AFTER INSPECTING THE WALL, HE TOLD REPORTERS HE EXPECTED THE 6 FT. (2 METRE) HIGH WALL TO BE HIGHER, BUT SAID "THE POINT IS WHETHER IT DOES ITS JOB AND IT DOES. HE FOUND THE WALL "EXTREMELY UGLY," HE ADDED.

    EAST GERMAN BORDER GUARDS TRAINED THEIR BINOCULARS ON MR. NIXON WHEN HE ARRIVED AT CHECKPOINT CHARLIE, THE AMERICAN MILITARY POST AT THE FRIEDRICHSTRASSE BORDER CROSSING FOR FOREIGNERS.

    THE FEDERAL GERMAN CHANCELLOR, DR. KONRAD ADENAUER,IS TO RECEIVE MR. NIXON ON FRIDAY AND IN PARIS YESTERDAY OFFICIAL SOURCES SAID PRESIDENT DE GAULLE HAS INVITED MR. NIXON TO LUNCH ON JULY 30.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAF0NGFFK2C9EX70X9BM0Y4UZBF
    Media URN:
    VLVAF0NGFFK2C9EX70X9BM0Y4UZBF
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/07/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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