• Short Summary

    A GERMAN NAVAL FLAG, SEIZED AS A SOUVENIR FROM THE BATTLESHIP PRINS EUGEM WHEN THE SHIP WAS SURRENDERED IN 1945, HAS BEEN RETURNED TO WEST GERMAN AUTHORITIES.

  • Description

    A GERMAN NAVAL FLAG, SEIZED AS A SOUVENIR FROM THE BATTLESHIP PRINS EUGEM WHEN THE SHIP WAS SURRENDERED IN 1945, HAS BEEN RETURNED TO WEST GERMAN AUTHORITIES. THE FLAG WAS SOUVENIRED BY LIEUTENANT DEREK WALLACE, OF THE ROYAL NAVY, WHILE HE WAS STATIONED AT WILLEMSHAVEN.

    LIEUTENANT WALLACE GAVE THE FLAG TO HIS MOTHER, MRS RUTH WALLACE, OF JOHANNESBURG.

    MRS WALLACE RETURNED THE FLAG TO WEST GERMAN AUTHORITIES IN JOHANNESBURG ON WEDNESDAY. IT WAS ACCEPTED BY THE COMMERCIAL ATTACHE AT THE WEST GERMAN CONSULATE, DOCTOR M. SCHUBERT.

    IN PARTING WITH THE SOUVENIR, MRS WALLACE WHO LOST TWO SONS IN WORLD WAR TWO, SAID THE TIME HAD COME TO FORGET. MR. DEREK WALLACE NOW LIVES IN CAPETOWN.

    THE FLAG IS EXPECTED TO BE PLACED IN A WEST GERMAN MUSEUM.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAF53BK62ECQPZ0B3ELW5M4429G
    Media URN:
    VLVAF53BK62ECQPZ0B3ELW5M4429G
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/12/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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