• Short Summary

    OVER 30,000 WAR VICTIMS - WOUNDED EX-SERVICEMEN AND SOLDIER'S WIDOWS - MARCHED THROUGH BONN TODAY (Tuesday IN PROTEST AGAINST GOVERNMENT REFUSAL TO GRANT THEM IMMEDI PENSION RISES.

  • Description

    OVER 30,000 WAR VICTIMS - WOUNDED EX-SERVICEMEN AND SOLDIER'S WIDOWS - MARCHED THROUGH BONN TODAY (Tuesday IN PROTEST AGAINST GOVERNMENT REFUSAL TO GRANT THEM IMMEDI PENSION RISES.

    MANY OF THE MARCHERS WERE AMPUTEES, HOBBLING ON CRUTCHES; OTHERS WERE PUSHED IN WHEELCHAIRS. FOLLOWING THEM CAME WOMEN IN WIDOW'S BLACK, TOGETHER WITH A PITIFUL PROCESSION OF MEN WHO SUFFERED BRAIN INJURIES IN THE WAR, THEIR FACES SHOWING GHASTLY SCARS OF WOUNDS.

    THE DEMONSTRATORS, CLAIMING TO REPRESENT SEVERAL MILLION OTHERS, POSED POLICE WITH A BIG TRAFFIC PROBLEM AS THY SHUFFLED ALONG THE TWO-MILE (THREE KMS) ROUTE. ONE OF THE MANY BANNERS READ: "WE DIDN'T WANT TO GO TO WAR."
    AT THE PARLIAMENTARY BUILDING, A DEPUTATION FROM THE EAR VICTIM'S ASSOCIATION HANDED A PETITION TO THE BUNDESTAG PRESIDENT (SPEAKER), APPEALING FOR SETTLEMENT OF THEIR CLAIMS BEFORE YEAR'S END.

    CHANCELLOR LUDWIG ERHARD, REFUSING TO ACT "UNDER PRESSURE" DECLINED TO MEET THE WAR VICTIMS' REPRESENTATIVE HE PLANS TO STAGGER PENSION RISES OVER TWO YEARS TO AVOID STRAINING THE NATION'S BUDGET.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAWLL1JUAKBGLEAZW8HPWCOU7O
    Media URN:
    VLVAWLL1JUAKBGLEAZW8HPWCOU7O
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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