The French Defence Minister, M. Pierre Messmer, arrived in Bonn Nov. 24. At the German?
LV plane taxies in
ANGLE VIEW planes at airport
SV Messmer out of plane, greeted by Generals Busch, Heuser and Ambassador Seydoux
SV greets other military officers
SV greets French army officers
CU German troops
REAR V car and escort away
SCU guard outside defence ministry
SCU Messmer and Strauss
CU PAN ditto
SCU they shake hands
CU Gen. Heusinger
SV group pose 1. to r. Strauss, Seydoux, Heusinger, Messmer
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Background: The French Defence Minister, M. Pierre Messmer, arrived in Bonn Nov. 24. At the German Defence Ministry he was greeted by Germany's Defence Minister, Herr Strauss.
It was described as a courtesy visit, but on both sides there were groups of senior advisers and it was thought high-level defence questions would be discussed. A few days earlier an American delegation in Bonn was rebuffed when it came to seek a bigger contribution from West Germany towards defence and foreign aid costs.