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Reel Number: 221099-01
Year / Date: 1963,1960s
TC Begins: 02:00:00
TC Ends: 02:10:06
Go To Germany: A Nation Welcomes President John F. Kennedy R1 Pt.1 English-language documentary produced by Deutsche Wochenschau re JFK’s official visit to West Germany & West Berlin, 23-26Jun63. Musical montage sequence: military band members polishing instruments in preparation - CUs screen printing process w/ Stars & Stripes flag - ceremonial coins minted - CU coin w/ Kennedy & Adenauer 1963 - sheaths of miniature US & German flags ready for distribution - banner folded - newspaper printing press intercut w/ journalists through doors marked ‘Daily Telegraph’ & ‘Daily Mail London’ - CU teletype machine & woman w/ headphones - vars men on telephone - photographs of Kennedy & Adenauer developed. 02:02:00 23Jun63 Cologne airport scenes - narration starts - awaiting arrival of Kennedy - red carpet rolled out - police units - press corps, many cameras - VIPs. Konrad Adenauer arrives to welcome Kennedy. Air Force One Boeing 707 Presidential jet taxis into position. 02:03:24 Opening titles. 02:04:10 21-gun salute - Kennedy off plane - down red carpet w/ Adenauer - band plays US national anthem - Kennedy reviews Honor Guard unit w/ Adenauer, Defence Minister Von Hassel & Inspector-General Furt ?. Greeting VIPs. Little girl gives bouquet to Kennedy. 02:06:42 Adenauer welcome speech at microphones - translated by narr. - shake hands. 02:07:09 Kennedy speech - “so long as our presence is desired and required our forces and commitments will remain. For your safety is our safety, your liberty is our liberty, and any attack on your soil is an attack upon our own...” - pays tribute to Adenauer. 02:08:06 Motorcade leaves airport w/ motorcycle guard - Kennedy in open-top limousine. Cologne scenes - blue carpet & seating prepared for Kennedy’s arrival - banners unpacked - motorcade approaches city past US flags - crowds wave from roadside & balconies. JFK on ‘meet and greet’ in city - shaking hands - onto podium before waving crowd. Cold War. Anti-Communism. Diplomacy. State Visits - US Presidents. Federal Republic of Germany. 1960s.
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