CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 07, 1978
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(Studio) Report on return of some who participated in Allied capture of bridge at Remagen, now in West Germany, to site of battle.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Remagen, West Germany) Details of Allied capture of bridge over Rhine River given; film shown. Report on gathering of townspeople and men of both armies involved in battle at site of bridge to commemorate event and pray for peace. Author Eugene Bird, now living in Berlin, was participant. [BIRD - describes feelings at being one of 1st men over bridge.] [Veteran Gennarro SANTINI - says return is like dream for him.] Hopes of townspeople and mayor Hans Peter Kuerken that site can one day be proper memorial to those on both sides who died here noted; sale of pieces of rubble from bridge in effort to secure funds for memorial cited.
REPORTER: Hal Walker
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