• Short Summary

    NEWSMEN CROWDED THE STATE DEPARTMENT, WASHINGTON, NOV 8, TO HEAR THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT'S VIEWS ON DEFENCE.

  • Description

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    GV STATE DEPARTMENT WASHINGTON D.C.
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    2.
    GV INT..CONFERENCE ROOM WITH KENNEDY ON PLATFORM.
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    3.
    CU KENNEDY.
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    TRANSCRIPT: "...THE QUESTION OF RE-ARMING GERMANY OR ARMING HER WITH NUCLEAR WEAPONS?"



    SEQ 3: KENNEDY: "WELL, I THINK THAT THESE ARE SOME OF THE MATTERS WHICH WE WILL DISCUSS WITH CHANCELLOR ADENAUER, INVOLVES HIS COUNTRY AND OUR COUNTRY, AND I THINK THAT IT WILL BE BETTER TO WAIT A FEW DAYS WHEN I WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO SEE HIM. ON THE QUESTION OF ARMING THEM WITH NUCLEAR WEAPONS, AS YOU KNOW, DR ADENAUER STATED WEST GERMANY DOES NOT INTEND TO DO SO; AND ON THE GENERAL MATTER OF ARMS, I KNOW THAT CHARGES WERE MADE IN REGARD TO THE REMILITARIZATION OF WESTERN GERMANY; WESTERN GERMANY HAS ALMOST NO AIR FORCE, VERY LIMITED NAVY, HAS NOW NINE DIVISIONS. EASTERN GERMANY, WHICH IS FAR LESS IN POPULATION, HAS SUBSTANTIALLY LARGER GROUND FORCES, AND I THINK THE EFFORT TO SUGGEST THAT DR ADENAUER, WHO IS A DISTINGUISHED EUROPEAN, WHO HAS BROUGHT ABOUT A RECONCILIATION BETWEEN FRANCE AND GERMANY, WHO HAS BROUGHT THE COMMON MARKET, HELPED BRING THE COMMON MARKET ABOUT, WHO HAS MET HIS RESPONSIBILITIES UNDER NATO IS A, REPRESENTS A REVANCHIST ATTITUDE, I THINK IS WHOLLY WRONG. BUT ON THE DETAILS I THINK THIS IS WHAT WE SHOULD TALK TO DR ADENAUER ABOUT."




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    Background: NEWSMEN CROWDED THE STATE DEPARTMENT, WASHINGTON, NOV 8, TO HEAR THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT'S VIEWS ON DEFENCE. PRESIDENT KENNEDY WAS QUESTIONED DURING THE 30-MINUTE CONFERENCE ABOUT THE RECENT GERMAN CRISIS, THE FUTURE ROLE OF GERMANY AND ALSO (SOF begins)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAC8UFVMBHT3C2XFJPBM2MXXU9A
    Media URN:
    VLVAC8UFVMBHT3C2XFJPBM2MXXU9A
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/11/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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