United States President Richard Nixon arrived in Bonn today (Wednesday) for the West German leg of his round Europe tour.
LV & CU AIRCRAFT
MV GERMAN AND US FLAGS
MV NIXON OUT OF AIRCRAFT
CU CROWD CHEERING WITH FLAGS
MV NIXON AND KIESINGER
MV NIXON AND KIESINGER ON ROSTRUM
MV TO CU NIXON SPEAKING SOF BEGINS: "TWENTY TWO YEARS AGO ..." SOF ENDS "....THE GREAT ALLIANCE OF WHICH WE ARE A PART."
LV PALACE SCHAUMBURG
MV NIXON AND OTHERS INTO ROOM
LV PALACE SCHAUMBURG
MV NIXON AND KIESINGER TALKING
CU CROWDS IN STREETS
CONVOY AND CROWDS
LV VILLA HAMMERSCHMIDT
CU DITTO PAN DOWN TO NIXON, LUEBKE, KIESINGER AND OTHERS ON STEPS
CU NIXON AND LUEBKE SHAKING HANDS
MV CAMERAMEN AND CROWDS
MV & LV KIESINGER, NIXON, LUEBKE AND OTHERS (2 SHOTS)
TRANSCRIPT: NIXON: "Twenty two years ago I visited Berlin, Dresden, Frankfurt, the other great cities of this nation. And I saw them levelled and broken. But one thing was not broken, and that was the spirit of the German people. Without the industry of the German people, there would not have been the miracle that the whole world has admired of German recovery and a strong German nation we see today. But as we speak of the things that have changed over these last twenty two years, the miracle of German recovery among them, there are some things that have not changed--our devotion and dedication to the goal that the German people will again be united. One thing that has not changed is our mutual dedication to the principle of independence and freedom for all of the people's of Western Europe, our devotion to the great alliance of which we are a part."
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Background: United States President Richard Nixon arrived in Bonn today (Wednesday) for the West German leg of his round Europe tour. Before launching into a round of talks with Chancellor Kiesinger and President Luebke President Nixon made a speech to the small cheering crowd that welcomed him at the airport.
Plans for Mr. Nixon to arrive in Bonn by helicopter were cancelled because of bad weather--it was encwing and there were bursts of sleet. Dr. Kiesinger welcomed him at the airport. In his arrival speech the President said:-
Later President Nixon and Dr. Kiesinger began talks in the Palace Schaumburg on the European situation. Mr. Nixon said that his visit to West Berlin tomorrow (Thursday) was being made with no hostile or provocative intent to demonstrate that the United States supported West Berlin. Official spokesmen for the two sides said that the President and the Chancellor agreed that the Western-European countries should not overdramatise the current crisis between France and her neighbours over Europe's future, and the reiterated his pledge not to make any specific agreement with the Soviet Union on East-West problems without consulting his allies.
The President continued his review of European, Middle East, trade, and monetary problems with West German ministers during his visit to President Luebke at the Villa Hammerschemidt for luncheon.