West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer, 83, declining an invitation to visit Macmillan in London during Eisenhower's stay, left Bonn August 10 by air for a holiday at Cadenabbia beside Lake Como.
LV Adenauer steps from car and is met by Brentano.
LV. Adenauer greets plane crew.
SV. Shakes hands with relations.
CU.PAN.Adenauer into plane.
LV.PAN.Plane takes off.
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Background: West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer, 83, declining an invitation to visit Macmillan in London during Eisenhower's stay, left Bonn August 10 by air for a holiday at Cadenabbia beside Lake Como.
Foreign Minister Heinrich von Brentano who led the West German delegation at the Geneva Conference, now in abeyance with the forthcoming near-summit meetings, was at the airport to bid Adenauer a happy holiday.
Relatives were there too including Catholic chaplain Paul Adenauer. The Chancellor then shook hands with the crew of his aircraft, a special Luftwaffe plane. The seven crew include two United States' Airforcemen.
It is expected Adenauer will remain on holiday until his meeting August 27 with Eisenhower in Bonn. An earlier plan was for the two leaders to meet in London. Dr. Adenauer was known however to seek separate talks - like General de Gaulle - in a way that would do credit to the home capital.
The day before his departure the Chancellor said he welcomed the visit of President Eisenhower particularly in these difficult times. He said they were happy that the President who was previously in Bonn as NATO Commander in Chief could now visit Bonn for the first time as President of the United States.