Britain's Prime Minister Harold Macmillan, accompanied by Lord Home - on his first mission abroad as Foreign Secretary - flew into Bonn, West Germany, Aug 10, to be warmly greeted at the airport by Chancellor Dr Adenauer.
GV. Crowd at airport.
GV. Macmillan and Lord Home from plane, greeted by Adenauer and others.
GV. Macmillan, Adenauer and others along.
SLV. Spectators and photographers.
SLV. Adenauer at microphone (S.O.F.).
GV. Crowd around party.
SV. Macmillan speaks (S.O.F.), shakes hands with Adenauer.
SV. Lord Home and von Brentano join Macmillan and Adenauer for press photos.
SV. Lord Home, von Brentano, Macmillan and Adenauer.
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Background: Britain's Prime Minister Harold Macmillan, accompanied by Lord Home - on his first mission abroad as Foreign Secretary - flew into Bonn, West Germany, Aug 10, to be warmly greeted at the airport by Chancellor Dr Adenauer. Also at the airport were West German Foreign Minister von Brentano and Economics Minister Dr Erhard.
In his welcoming address Dr Adenauer said (S.O.F. in German): "Dear Mr Prime Minister, we are very glad indeed to welcome you today, as well as your colleagues, and among them especially Lord Home. This visit, Mr Prime Minister, gives us an excellent opportunity to talk once again about the hopes and troubles we have in common. Our two nations are agreed in their conviction that Europe must get closer together, both politically and economically. We shall discuss the existing possibilities - the political and economic possibilities - in the usual manner of frankness and friendship and in the spirit of co-operation."
Mr Macmillan replied (S.O.F.): "The unity of Europe and the peace of the world - those are the aims. It is easy to state these goals but we must work hard and patiently to reach them. But I am sure that, whatever may be the difficulty, if we keep these high ambitions before us we shall, in due course, succeed. I am grateful to those who have come to greet me here today, to those ho may be listening throughout your country - and now, having given my thanks to them and to you, Mr Chancellor, we must get down to work."
During the two-day visit, Mr Macmillan and Lord Home are to stay at the British Ambassador's residence in Bad Godesberg. Their staffs will be accommodated in the Dreesen Hotel where Hitler met Chamberlain in the encounter that preceded Munich.