• Short Summary

    SOVIET ARMED FORCES STATIONED IN EAST GERMANY CELEBRATED THEIR 49TH ARMY DAY WITH A CEREMONY AND MARCH-PAST AT THE SOVIET WAR MEMORIAL IN WEST BERLIN TODAY (THURSDAY).

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    SOVIET TROOPS MARCH UP TO WAR MEMORIAL; WREATHS PLACED; MARCH-PAST..WITH SALUTE TAKEN..BY GENERAL KOSHEVOI.




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    Background: SOVIET ARMED FORCES STATIONED IN EAST GERMANY CELEBRATED THEIR 49TH ARMY DAY WITH A CEREMONY AND MARCH-PAST AT THE SOVIET WAR MEMORIAL IN WEST BERLIN TODAY (THURSDAY). THE MEMORIAL IS IN THE BRITISH SECTOR OF THE CITY.

    SOVIET OFFICIALS AT THE CEREMONY INCLUDED THE AMBASSADOR IN EAST BERLIN, MR. PIOTR ABRASSIMOV, AND THE COMMANDER IN CHARGE OF THE WARSAW PACT FORCES IN EAST GERMANY, GENERAL KOSHEVOI, WHO ALSO TOOK THE SALUTE.

    IN AN ARTICLE TO MARK THE 49TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF THE RED ARMY, THE SOVIET DEFENCE MINISTER, MARSHAL RODION MALINOVSKY, SAID TODAY THAT SOVIET FORCES NOW HAVE ANTI-AIRCRAFT WEAPONS WHICH "ENSURE THE RELIABLE DESTRUCTION OF ALL PLANES AND MANY ROCKETS OF THE ENEMY."
    BUT THE SOVIET CIVIL DEFENCE CHIEF, MARSHAL CHUIKOV, SAID LAST NIGHT THAT THE SOVIET UNION DID NOT YET HAVE A COMPLETELY FOOLPROOF DEFENCE AGAINST MISSILE ATTACK. HE TOLD MILLIONS OF TELEVISION VIEWERS THAT SOME ROCKETS SET AGAINST THE SOVIET UNION WOULD INEVITABLY HIT THEIR TARGETS.

    AT THE CEREMONY IN WEST BERLIN, SEVERAL WREATHS WERE PLACED ON THE SOVIET WAR MEMORIAL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5K1L8OYFIM7UG78ORDP6VNLKO
    Media URN:
    VLVA5K1L8OYFIM7UG78ORDP6VNLKO
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/02/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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