• Short Summary

    WEST BERLINERS GATHERED AT THE WESTERN SECTOR BARRIERS NEAR THE BRANDENBURG GATE, AUG. 31, TO LOOK AT THE NEWLY HOISTED EAST GERMAN FLAG FLYING FROM THE TOP OF THE GATE WHICH STANDS JUST INSIDE EAST BERLIN.

  • Description

    1.
    GV BRANDENBURG GATE FLYING EAST GERMAN FLAG
    0.03

    2.
    LV PAN FROM EAST GERMAN FLAG TO EAST GERMAN POLICE UNDER ARCHES ...
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    3.
    SV WEST BERLINERS AND MILITARY POLICE LOOKING AT BRANDENBURG GATE
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    4.
    LV EAST GERMAN FLAG
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    5.
    SV WEST BERLINERS LOOKING THROUGH BINOCULARS AT BRANDENBURG GATE
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    6.
    SCU PAN FROM BRITISH MILITARY POLICEMAN LOOKING THROUGH BINOCULARS AT EAST GERMAN GUARDS
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    7.
    LV EAST GERMAN GUARDS UNDER ARCHES OF BRANDENBURG GATE
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    8.
    GV GERMAN SIGN 'YOU ARE LEAVING WEST BERLIN' WITH EAST GERMAN ARMOURED VEHICLES IN BACKGROUND
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    9.
    GV BRANDENBURG GATE
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    Initials KJ/S/MT/FW



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: WEST BERLINERS GATHERED AT THE WESTERN SECTOR BARRIERS NEAR THE BRANDENBURG GATE, AUG. 31, TO LOOK AT THE NEWLY HOISTED EAST GERMAN FLAG FLYING FROM THE TOP OF THE GATE WHICH STANDS JUST INSIDE EAST BERLIN.

    THE FLAG - DISTINCT FROM THE WEST GERMAN COLOURS ONLY BY ITS CENTRAL EMBLEM SHOWING A HAMMER AND COMPASSES - WAS HOISTED EARLIER THE SAME DAY BY EAST GERMAN TROOPS IN A CEREMONY ATTENDED BY THE EAST GERMAN DEFENCE MINISTER AND SOVIET OFFICERS.

    OBSERVERS RECALLED THE EAST GERMAN UPRISING ON JUNE 17, 1953, WHEN A SOVIET FLAG WAS TORN FROM THE BRANDENBURG GATE BY A CROWD OF DEMONSTRATORS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7I1E1K9KI8JNSHFXPODN01BLF
    Media URN:
    VLVA7I1E1K9KI8JNSHFXPODN01BLF
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/08/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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