• Short Summary

    MORE THAN 100,000 WEST BERLINERS GATHERED IN JOHN F. KENNEDY PLATZ LAST NIGHT FOR A?

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    TGV CROWD AT RALLY
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    CU SIGN "JOHN F. KENNEDY PLATZ"
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    TGV CROWD
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    SV TORCH BEARING ATHLETES ARRIVE
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    SV TORCH BEARER CLIMBS STEPS TO LIGHT BOWL
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    SV CROWD APPLAUD
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    SV MAN LIGHTS BOWL
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    GV FLAME BURNS CROWD IN BACKGROUND
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    LV LUEBKE SPEAKS FROM BALCONY
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    CU DITTO
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    CU DITTO
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    LV CROWD APPLAUDS
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    LV BRANDT ADDRESSES CROWD
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    CU PAN FROM LUEBKE TO BRANDT SPEAKING
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    SV BRANDT
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    LV BALCONY
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    TGV CROWD AT RALLY
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: MORE THAN 100,000 WEST BERLINERS GATHERED IN JOHN F. KENNEDY PLATZ LAST NIGHT FOR A RALLY MARKING THE 11TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ABORTIVE EAST GERMAN UPRISING. THE RALLY, SAID CITY OFFICIALS, GAVE "THE WORLD THE ANSWER TO THE NEW 20 YEAR SOVIET-EAST GERMAN FRIENDSHIP PACT (SIGNED IN MOSCOW LAST FRIDAY) WHICH TRIES TO CEMENT GERMANY'S DIVISION."
    MAIN SPEAKERS AT THE RALLY WERE THE WEST GERMAN PRESIDENT, DR. HEINRICH LUEBKE, AND WEST BERLIN'S GOVERNING MAYOR, HERR WILLY BRANDT.

    DR. LUEBKE TOLD THE RALLY THAT WEST GERMANS WOULD NEVER GIVE UP HOPE OF REUNIFICATION. "NEITHER BLIND NATIONALISM NOR NARROW NATIONAL THINKING IS DOMINATING US WHEN WE SPEAK OF THE INDISSOLUBLE INNER UNITY OF OUR NATION," HE SAID.

    HE DECLARED THAT SOVIET TANKS, ON JUNE 17TH, 1953, HAD SILENCED THE PEOPLE'S DEMAND FOR FREE ELECTIONS BUT COULD NOT EXTINGUISH IT; AND REFERRING TO THE SOVIET-EAST GERMAN FRIENDSHIP TREATY, HE SAID IT WAS "AN ATTEMPT TO CAMOUFLAGE THE FAILURES OF THE SOVIET EFFORTS, " IN THE GERMAN QUESTION.

    SPEAKING AFTER DR. LUEBKE, HERR BRANDT SAID THE GERMAN QUESTION SHOULD REMAIN CONNECTED WITH THE STRATEGY OF PEACE AND OFFENSIVE OF FREEDOM. HE ASKED THE EAST GERMAN POPULATION "TO KEEP UP THE HOPE FOR A UNITED FATHERLAND, AND BELIEVE US, WE WILL NEVER STOP TO FIGHT OUR WAY TO YOU, WITH TOUGHNESS AND PATIENCE..."
    HE WENT ON: "WE WILL NEVER GIVE UP THE RIGHT FOR SELF-DETERMINATION ...THE DESIRE FOR UNITY IN THE FREE PART OF GERMANY HAS GROWN, AND IT CONTINUES TO GROW, ESPECIALLY AMONG THE YOUNG GENERATION."

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE20E1RWUIVDEZK3PDM9T1C0BX
    Media URN:
    VLVAE20E1RWUIVDEZK3PDM9T1C0BX
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/06/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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