• Short Summary

    A VISITORS TO WEST BERLIN TODAY (SUNDAY) WAS THE SOVIET AMBASSADOR TO EAST GERMANY, MR ABRASSIMOV.

  • Description

    1.
    LV SOVIET WAR MEMORIAL
    0.04

    2.
    SLV AMBASSADOR ABRASSIMOV ARRIVES AND SALUTES
    0.08

    3.
    GV SOVIET GUARD
    0.11

    4.
    LV WREATH CARRIED UP STEPS TO MEMORIAL
    0.15

    5.
    LV ARMY BAND
    0.18

    6.
    LV TWO WREATHS BEING LAID
    0.24

    7.
    SV RUSSIAN OFFICER SALUTING
    0.28

    8.
    SV RUSSIAN SOLDIERS SALUTING
    0.30

    9.
    LV SOLDIERS MARCH PAST MEMORIAL
    0.33

    10.
    GV AMBASSADOR SALUTES
    0.37

    11.
    LV SOLDIERS MARCH OFF, BRANDENBURG GATE IN B/G
    0.41



    Initials JT/S/MGT/SGM



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A VISITORS TO WEST BERLIN TODAY (SUNDAY) WAS THE SOVIET AMBASSADOR TO EAST GERMANY, MR ABRASSIMOV. HE LED A WREATH-LAYING CEREMONY -- MARKING RED ARMY DAY -- AT THE SOVIET WAR MEMORIAL. THE PILLARED-CENOTAPH IS LOCATED IN THE BRITISH SECTOR, NEAR WALL AND THE BRANDENBURG GATE.

    TROOPS AND A BAND FROM THE RED ARMY STATIONED IN EAST BERLIN TOOK PART. OTHER WREATHS WERE LAID BY HIGH-RANKING SOVIET OFFICERS AND DIPLOMATS. AFTER THE BAND PLAYED A REQUIEM, THE TROOPS GOOSE-STEPPED PAST THE MEMORIAL IN SALUTE. TODAY WAS THE 46TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF THE RED ARMY.

    (THE SOVIET WAR MEMORIAL IS GUARDED ROUND THE CLOCK BY A SMALL RED ARMY HONOUR-GUARD, WITH A BRITISH SENTRY PATROLLING ITS APPROACHES. THE CLOSEST TOURISTS CAN GET TO IT IS FROM ACROSS THE WIDE BOULEVARD RUNNING PAST IT TO THE BRANDENBURG GATE).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2LQB42W9VD5OAG2MC77MASV14
    Media URN:
    VLVA2LQB42W9VD5OAG2MC77MASV14
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/02/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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