• Short Summary

    BERLIN - ON THE FIRST DAY (FRIDAY) OF THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE.FROM FIRST LIGHT SMALL GROUPS?

  • Description

    1.
    LS CAR DRAWS UP AT BARRIER ON EAST SIDE.
    0.09

    2.
    MS EAST BERLIN GUARDS CHECK CARS.
    0.15

    3.
    MS WOMAN AND CHILD COME THROUGH BARRIER.
    0.20

    4.
    MS MAN AND WOMAN PASS CAMERA.
    0.26

    5.
    MS MAN AND WOMAN TOWARDS CAMERA.
    0.29

    6.
    MS OLD COUPLE THROUGH BARRIER.
    0.32

    7.
    LS BARRIER, PEOPLE APPROACHING FROM WEST. SIGN "YOU ARE NOW LEAVING BRITISH SECTOR".
    0.58

    8.
    MS TWO WOMEN THROUGH GAP IN WALL.
    1.08

    9.
    MS TWO MEN AND ONE WOMAN THROUGH BARRIER.
    1.21

    10.
    MS MAN WOMAN AND CHILD WITH DOLL PASS CAMERA TO BARRIER FOLLOWED BY CAR.
    1.45



    Initials JRG/S/BHH/LW


    EDITORS: ALSO REFER - 10315/63 19 DEC.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: BERLIN - ON THE FIRST DAY (FRIDAY) OF THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE.FROM FIRST LIGHT SMALL GROUPS MADE THEIR WAY THROUGH THE WALL TO MEET RELATIVES AND FRIENDS THEY HAD NOT SEEN FOR TWO AND A HALF YEARS.BY NIGHTFALL, ABOUT 3,000 WEST BERLINERS HAD CROSSED INTO THE EAST, BUT IT LOOKED AS IF MANY WERE KEEPING THEIR VISITS UNTIL CHRISTMAS ITSELF.

    AGAIN THE PASS OFFICES HAVE BEEN SWAMPED BY CROWDS AND DESPITE AN ANNOUNCEMENT THAT NO MORE APPLICATIONS COULD BE DEALT WITH TODAY, THOUSANDS KEPT ARRIVING.OFFICIALS FROM EAST AND WEST HAVE BEEN MEETING IN AN ATTEMPT TO SPEED UP THE ISSUE OF PASSES.

    UNLESS THE PRESSURE EASES, IT IS FEARED THE PASS SYSTEM WILL COME TO A HALT.LAST NIGHT ALONE, OVER TWENTY-SIX-THOUSAND WERE TURNED AWAY EMPTY HANDED.THE STAFF AT THE PASS CENTRES NEED TO BE AT LEAST DOUBLED FOR ALL THE VISITORS TO GET THROUGH OVER CHRISTMAS, REPORT SAYS.

    IN WASHINGTON, MR RUSK, THE SECRETARY OF STATE SAYS HE HOPES BOTH SIDES IN BERLIN WILL TAKE SPECIAL CARE TO AVOID ANY INCIDENTS NOW THAT THE WALL IS OPEN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4HS4DR7JM6TBL62AC1O4WCDYL
    Media URN:
    VLVA4HS4DR7JM6TBL62AC1O4WCDYL
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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