• Short Summary

    WEST BERLINERS ARE EXPECTED TO BEGIN QUEUING AT DAWN TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) FOR PASSES FOR A CHRISTMAS REUNION WITH RELATIVES LIVING IN THE EASTERN SECTOR -- RELATIVES THEY HAVE NOT SEEN FOR TWO YEARS.

  • Description

    1.
    LV PRESS CONFERENCE
    0.03

    2.
    SV WILLY BRANDT AND OTHERS
    0.10

    3.
    SV REPORTER MAKES NOTES
    0.12

    4.
    LV WILLY BRANDT
    0.16

    5.
    CU REPORTER WITH TAPE RECORDER
    0.18

    6.
    GV PRESS CONFERENCE
    0.25

    7.
    SV SCHOOL
    0.31

    8.
    CU SIGN, PULL BACK TO SHOW ENTIRE ROOM
    0.40

    9.
    LV FILING CABINETS PUT INTO PLACE (2 SHOTS)
    0.52

    10.
    CU FILING BOXES
    0.58



    Initials JT/S/WH/JPT JT/S/WH/EEH



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: WEST BERLINERS ARE EXPECTED TO BEGIN QUEUING AT DAWN TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) FOR PASSES FOR A CHRISTMAS REUNION WITH RELATIVES LIVING IN THE EASTERN SECTOR -- RELATIVES THEY HAVE NOT SEEN FOR TWO YEARS.

    AT A PRESS CONFERENCE IN WEST BERLIN TODAY, MAYOR WILLY BRANDT ANNOUNCED THAT SUCCESS OF TALKS WITH THE EAST BERLIN AUTHORITIES. "CHRISTMAS FOR HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF BERLINERS WILL NOW BE MORE BEAUTIFUL," SAID HERR BRANDT. "IT WILL BE A REAL FAMILY FEAST."
    THERE IS SOME CONFUSION AS TO JUST WHEN THE WALL DIVIDING THE CITY WILL BE OPENED TO WEST BERLINERS, BUT THE BARRIERS ARE EXPECTED TO COME DOWN BY FRIDAY. IT WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL JANUARY 5. THE PERMITS WILL BE VALID FOR ONE DAY ONLY, BUT THERE IS NO LIMIT TO THE NUMBER FOR WHICH EACH INDIVIDUAL CAN APPLY.

    APPLICATIONS FOR PERMITS WILL BE DEALT WITH AT 12 WEST BERLIN SCHOOLS HURRIEDLY CONVERTED TO DEAL WITH THE EXPECTED RUSH. THEY WILL BE MANNED BY EAST BERLIN POSTAL WORKERS, WHO WILL TAKE BACK THE COMPLETED APPLICATION FORMS EACH EVENING AND RETURN NEXT DAY WITH THE PASSES.

    APART FROM A FEW DOCTORS AND ARTISTS, WEST BERLINERS HAVE BEEN BARRED FROM EAST BERLIN HAVE BEEN BARRED FROM EAST BERLIN SINCE THE WALL WENT UP IN AUGUST, 1961. THE ONLY CONTACT WITH RELATIVES IN THE OTHER HALF OF THE CITY HAS BEEN BY LETTER -- THERE ARE NO TELEPHONE LINKS BETWEEN EAST AND WEST BERLIN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3FMCSWTGFWWQI8ORWXFAE4QOW
    Media URN:
    VLVA3FMCSWTGFWWQI8ORWXFAE4QOW
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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