• Short Summary

    THE TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT ON HITLER WAS MARKED WITH SPECIAL CEREMONIES IN WEST GERMANY THIS WEEKEND.

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    LV HONOUR GUARD IN FRONT OF MEMORIAL
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    2.
    MV DITTO
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    3.
    LV BERLIN POLICE WREATH CARRIED TO MEMORIAL
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    4.
    SV WREATH LAID
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    5.
    SCU POLICE SALUTE
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    6.
    SV RELATIVES OF MEMBERS OF PLOT WATCH
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    7.
    SV WREATHS
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    8.
    MV PAN DR. LUEBKE AND DEPUTY MAYOR ALBERTZ ARRIVE
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    9.
    CU POLICE GUARD
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    10.
    GV LUEBKE LAYS WREATH
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    11.
    CU WREATHS "DES BUNDES PRASIDENT"
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    12.
    LV LUEBKE AND PARTY LEAVE
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    13.
    LV LUEBKE WITH OFFICIAL
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    14.
    GV MEMORIAL
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    EDITORS: PLEASE NOTE THAT VISNEWS PROD. NO. 6837/64 "TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF HITLER ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT" SERVICED ON JULY 17TH 1964 ALSO REFERS.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT ON HITLER WAS MARKED WITH SPECIAL CEREMONIES IN WEST GERMANY THIS WEEKEND.

    WREATHS WERE LAID ON THE MEMORIAL TO THOSE WHO TOOK PART IN THE PLOT, AT THE OLD PLOETZENSEE PRISON IN WEST BERLIN ON SUNDAY. SIX HUNDRED RELATIVES OF THE PLOTTERS WERE PRESENT AT THE CEREMONY AT THE PRISON, WHERE MOST OF THE MEN WERE EXECUTED.

    PRESIDENT HEINRICH LUEBKE LAID A WREATH ON BEHALF OF THE WEST GERMAN GOVERNMENT. AMONG OTHER WREATHS WAS ON FROM THE WEST BERLIN POLICE FORCE.

    LATER, IN AN ADDRESS IN THE WEST BERLIN FREE UNIVERSITY, DR. LUEBKE SAID THE ACTION OF THE CONSPIRATORS ON JULY 20TH "SHOWED THE ENTIRE WORLD THE DESIRE STILL LIVE IN GERMANY TO FREE EUROPE... FROM THE TYRANNY OF HITLER."
    "SINCE THAT DAY", HE SAID, "NO ONE CAN CLAIM ALL GERMANS ARE FOLLOWERS OF HITLER. SINCE THEN, GERMANS HAVE BEEN ABLE TO SPEAK UNINHIBITEDLY AGAIN OF THE LOVE OF THE FATHERLAND."
    IN THE PLOT, A BRIEFCASE CONTAINING A BOMB WAS PLACED UNDER A TABLE IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM AT HITLER'S SECRET HEADQUARTERS IN EAST PRUSSIA. IT WAS PLACED THERE BY COLONEL CLAUS COUNT VON STAUFFENBERG, WHO THEN FLEW TO BERLIN. WHEN THE BOMB EXPLODED, THE TABLE SHIELDED HITLER, WHO WAS ONLY INJURED IN THE ARM. IN A FEW HOURS THE CONSPIRATORS WERE CAPTURED IN BERLIN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1M0BTVLV3ESVPZHXH07WLT5I2
    Media URN:
    VLVA1M0BTVLV3ESVPZHXH07WLT5I2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/07/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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