• Short Summary

    AT THE RHOENDORF, NEAR BONN, HOME OF DR KONRAD ADENAUER, DOCTORS WERE TODAY (THURSDAY) STRUGGLING TO SAVE THE LIFE OF THE 91-YEAR-OLD FORMER WEST GERMAN CHANCELLOR.

  • Description

    AT THE RHOENDORF, NEAR BONN, HOME OF DR KONRAD ADENAUER, DOCTORS WERE TODAY (THURSDAY) STRUGGLING TO SAVE THE LIFE OF THE 91-YEAR-OLD FORMER WEST GERMAN CHANCELLOR. DR ADENAUER IS GRAVELY ILL WITH INFLUENZA AND BRONCHITIS AFFECTING HIS WHOLE SYSTEM.

    OXYGEN CYLINDERS WERE TAKEN TO THE FORMER CHANCELLOR'S VILLA OVERLOOKING THE RHINE, BUT DR. ADENAUER CONTINUED TO WEAKEN THIS AFTERNOON.

    A SPOKESMAN FOR THE CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY, WHICH DR. ADENAUER HEADED FOR 17 YEARS, TOLD REPORTERS THAT DOCTORS WERE FEVERISHLY TRYING TO STIMULATE HIS CIRCULATORY SYSTEM.

    AT RHOENDORF, WHERE CROWDS OF JOURNALISTS HAVE BEEN KEEPING A ROUND-THE-CLOCK VIGIL SINCE YESTERDAY, POLICE WITH DOGS HAVE KEPT THE CROWDS AWAY FROM THE GROUNDS OF THE HILLTOP VILLA.

    DR. ADENAUER'S FOUR SONS AND THREE DAUGHTERS HAVE NOT STRAYED FAR FROM THEIR FATHER'S BEDSIDE, AND THIS MORNING ONE SON, KONRAD, A PROFESSOR AT BONN UNIVERSITY, VISITED HIS FATHER.

    IN A PERSONAL MESSAGE, PRESIDENT DE GAULLE OF FRANCE HAS ASKED TO BE KEPT CONTINUALLY INFORMED OF DR. ADENAUER'S CONDITION.

    THE FORMER CHANCELLOR'S POWERS OF RESISTANCE ARE LEGENDARY, AND DESPITE THE GRAVE CONCERN OF OFFICIALS, MANY PEOPLE IN BONN BELIEVE "DER ALTE" -- "THE OLD MAN" -- WILL RECOVER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAWOYXLGRG26FJVXFN8353QQB1
    Media URN:
    VLVAWOYXLGRG26FJVXFN8353QQB1
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/04/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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