The West Berlin police said yesterday that the East Germans had discovered a tunnel 120 metres long running under the Berlin Wall.
GV Over the Berlin Wall, East German border guards working with excavator
SV Head of excavator in tunnel guard spots camera looks away then looks back quickly with binoculars
SV Guards stand beside anti-tank
GV Pan over wall from site of excavations over wall to the house in West Berlin where tunnel was started.
GV Excavations continue on East German side of wall
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Background: The West Berlin police said yesterday that the East Germans had discovered a tunnel 120 metres long running under the Berlin Wall. They immediately began to excavate the road in the Bernauer strasse on the East Berlin side of the Wall.
This film was shot over the Berlin Wall from a vantage point in West Berlin. Cameraman Gunter Lahmann rushed to the area in the late afternoon with the light fading to get this record of the excavation.