• Short Summary

    The problem of the divided city of Berlin is expected to be a main for discussion between Mr.

  • Description

    1.
    GV West Berlin Town Hall.
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    2.
    LV Mayor Willy Brandt arrives at Town Hall.
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    3.
    CU Pan.... From street sign 'Stalin-Allee' to prestige boulevard in East Berlin.
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    4.
    GV Ditto (2 shots)
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    5.
    GV East Berlin Town Hall
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    6.
    GV Old dome Cathedral.
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    GV Pan... Street scene pan to building including Soviet Embassy.
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    8.
    GV Looking from East Berlin to Brandenburg gate.


    9.
    GV Brandenburg gate as seen from West Berlin.
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    10.
    GV Ditto pan to bus.
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    11.
    CU Sign 'You are now leaving British Sector.'
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    12.
    GV (2 shots) Russian War Memorial.
    1.02

    13.
    GV The Reichstag building.
    1.06

    14.
    LV Written in German 'Dom Detechen Volke' (to the German people)
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    15.
    GV (2 shots) Congress building.
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    16.
    GV The newly built 'Hansa' quarter.
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    17.
    LV Ditto.
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    18.
    SV Pan... Showing modern architecture and symbol in foreground.
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    19.
    GV (2 shots) modern flats.
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    20.
    GV Victory column flying the French flag.
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    21.
    GV New buildings.
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    22.
    GV & SV.... Charlottenburg Palais.
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    23.
    GV (2 shots) Kurfuerstendarm and memorial church with half destroyed tower in background.
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    24.
    Gv & SV.... People in streets.
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    25.
    SV Pan from sign 'Attention Border' to cottage on the border of West Berlin...
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    26.
    LV Watchtower on roof.
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    GV Pan.. over cottage, divided in half by border.
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    28.
    SV Pan.. Fence marking the border.
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    GV Police at border control.
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    30.
    CU Border sign pan to East German territory.
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    31.
    GV & LV.... Airlift memorial outside Tempelhof airport U.S. sector.
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The problem of the divided city of Berlin is expected to be a main for discussion between Mr. Khrushchev, the Soviet Prime Minister, and American President Kennedy when they meet in Vienna June 3.

    Mr. Khrushchev is expected to announce that Russia proposes to sign a separate peace treaty with East Germany, thus giving the East Germans control of the road, rail and air corridors to West Berlin. East Germany would then be in a position to dispute the continued use of those corridors by the West.

    After a private discussion between President de Gaulle and President Kennedy at the Elysee in Paris May 31, it was announced that they were in complete accord in their attitude towards the Berlin problem.

    The question had assumed much prominence in French official circles where it is expected that renewed Russian moves against the Western position would not be delayed until the Autumn.

    Informed speculation was that the French President would urge Mr. Kennedy to leave no doubt in Mr. Khrushchev's mind about the determination of the three Western powers to defend their interest in West Berlin.

    Berlin was divided into East-West sectors on Sept. 6, 1948. She became an island of 340 square miles, completely surrounded by communist dominated East Germany.

    The Soviet Union has proposed that the problem may be solved by finding a new status for the city. They have suggested making the whole of Greater Berlin a "Free City" and promised to guarantee all normal conditions safeguarding its existence as an autonomous organism.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA51Y9H5M0TH60LIL3TTU4BUV6Y
    Media URN:
    VLVA51Y9H5M0TH60LIL3TTU4BUV6Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/05/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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