United States President Dwight Eisenhower's visit to Germany
Germany Date:1959, September Duration:5 min 38 sec Sound:Yes
In September, 1959, United States President Dwight Eisenhower arrives in Berlin, aboard a Boeing VC-137B aircraft (Air Force One). He is greeted by German President Konrad Adenauer. An honor guard of German soldiers salute him. President Eisenhower speaks at the airport and then stands in an open car with motorcade through streets of Berlin. Germans hold up a banner reading: '70 000 000 Germans rely on you'. A replica of the American Liberty Bell rings, in the Town Hall of Schöneberg, Germany, as two children watch from below, and one holds her ears. A woman is interviewed, by an American soldier, for the Forces radio Network, about the meaning of the freedom bell to her. Huge crowd gathered in a stadium to celebrate "Berlin Bleibt Frei" (Berlin remains free). Elements of the U.S. Seventh Army on parade. A little German schoolboy stops on a cobblestone street to look and listen to the Freedom Bell ringing from the Town Hall in Schöneberg. He runs and catches up with his mother.
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