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  • Short Summary

    People Bonn and Berlin mourn the assassination of American President John F Kennedy.

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    Unissued / Unused material -

    Bonn and West Berlin, West Germany (FDR - Federal Republic of Germany).

    GV Oil tanker on the Rhine. VS German and American flags at half mast on houses and buildings around Bonn, including the Town Hall. LS Small crowd of people on street corner in Bonn. CU German people's faces looking at street notice board. CU Notice board with news of the assassination on it. VS People buying German newspapers and CU montage of all the headlines of newspapers telling of the assassination.

    GV Brandenburg Gate where flags are not at half mast, pan to Reichstag building with flag at half mast. VS Berlin flag and others at half mast around Berlin. MS Pan, of taxi in Berlin moving along street with small flag at half mast on aerial of the taxi. VS Buses and taxis with black ribbon trimmings. GV Low angle looking up clock tower of Berlin Town Hall MS German, Berlin and American flags flying alongside each other. VS Berliners queue to sign book of condolence and inside of people signing it. Outside again people lay flowers on the steps of the building, probably the American Embassy in West Berlin. VS American forces and armoured strength march past in a Memorial Parade in Berlin. MS Group on dais taking salute, Mayor Willy Brandt and his wife.

    GV Berlin Town Hall at night. CU Berlin flag at night. CU Willy Brandt addressing crowd in Town Hall square. VS People in square listening, some holding torches and banners and it ends with small torchlight parade. CU Woman lighting two candles in her window. GV Building with lights at all windows they are the candles which are burnt as a traditional Berlin custom.

    (F.G.) Old record suggests that material dates from around 25/11/1963.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:48:00 / 01:49:02:00
    UN 3830 C

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