Feb. 5, 1960 - Pictures and Footage

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Feb. 5, 1960 - Pictures and Footage

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Exactly 56 years ago today.

On February 5, 1960 a battalion of tanks returned to Upper Palatinate, Germany.

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Elvis arrived long before the military convoy. In the town Hirschau

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they had to stay in anticipation of the remaining troops.

The news of the visit of Elvis instantly spread throughout the area: in four hours he signed autographs at diner Goldenes Lamm,
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playing snowballs with local children, and the district newspaper reporter Josef Andreas Mueller, who lived there, used the occasion and all this photographed. He was poorly informed about Elvis Presley, but following the journalistic instinct followed the rural youth, who knew definitely who was in their village. Teens enthusiastically helped Wolfgang Houschka interviewing Elvis, as well as pose for photography.



Reporter Josef Andreas Mueller shot these pictures:
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And Wolfgang Houschka interviewed Elvis for the Nabburger Volksbote (local newspaper) that was published on February 8th.
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A short silent clip of the newsreel of the day:

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With a little fantasy you can hear Elvis say: "I am happy that soon I get home."


Most important source used: http://www.memphisflash.de/2012/07/elvis-presley-in-hirschau-interview-mit-wolfgang-houschka/
Here are more pictures to be found of Elvis' stay at that place.

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All new to me, thank you for the find!


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First time i have seen this, THANKYOU.

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Thanks for the appreciation!

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MikeFromHolland wrote:Thanks for the appreciation!

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another great find,
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PiersEIN wrote:
MikeFromHolland wrote:Thanks for the appreciation!

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another great find,
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My pleasure, Piers. I love your EIN site!!!

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Brilliant topic.

Much appreciated