The Commander in chief of The British Army of the Rhine, General Sir John Hackett KCB CBTE DSO MC visited the RATHAUS (Tour Hall) of Osnabrueck & met officials there on 3 March.
Exterior of the RATHAUS
General Hackett & Brigadier Bond arriving at the Rathaus
General Hackett is greeted by OBERBUERGERMEISTER KELCH
General Hackett is introduced to town officials
Speech by KELCH & he presents a History of Osnabrueck to Gen Hackett
Gen Hackett makes Speech in which he stressed the links of friendship between the British & German people
Cutaway wall portraits (European envoys)
Signing the book
Close up of Gen Hacketts' signature.
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Background: The Commander in chief of The British Army of the Rhine, General Sir John Hackett KCB CBTE DSO MC visited the RATHAUS (Tour Hall) of Osnabrueck & met officials there on 3 March.
General Hackett had spent the previous days inspecting units of 12 INFANTRY BRIGADE BAOR in the Osnabrueck area. He was accompanied by Brigadier HMG BOND who commands 12 INF BDE, and members of his staff. The reception took place in the Hall of Peace (where the peace treaty showing the 30 years loan was signed in 1648.
The portraits around the walls are of European envoys to the peace treaty.