• Short Summary

    THE EASTER WEEK-END BROUGHT A STEADY STREAM OF VISITORS TO WEST BERLIN, AND MANY CARS WITH WEST GERMAN NUMBER PLATES WERE QUEUEING FOR HOURS AT PRINZENSTRASSE CHECKPOINT ON THE EAST-WEST BERLIN BORDER, APR 21, AS THOUSAND OF WEST GERMANS WAITED TO BE ADMITTED TO THE DIVIDED CITY'S EASTERN SECTOR FOR A BRIEF EASTER SATURDAY REUNION WITH FRIENDS AND RELATIVES.

  • Description

    1.
    LV PAN CARS QUEUEING AT PRINZENSTRASSE CHECKPOINT.
    0.10

    2.
    REAR V CARS LINED UP, PAN DOWN TO WEST GERMAN NUMBER PLATE.
    0.17

    3.
    CU WEST GERMAN NUMBER PLATES (TWO SCENES).
    0.21

    4.
    GV CAR MOVING FORWARD, PAN TO CARS LINED UP.
    0.26

    5.
    GV CARS DRIVING THROUGH LIFTED BARRIER.
    0.34

    6.
    SV GUARDS TALKING TO MOTORIST.
    0.38

    7.
    SV GUARD.
    0.40

    8.
    GV LORRY PASSING THROUGH BARRIER INTO WEST BERLIN.
    0.44

    9.
    SV PAN..FROM OWNER'S NAME ON LORRY TO CROWD.
    0.48

    10.
    REAR V..CARS LINED UP.
    0.53



    Initials KJ/S/MGT/PB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE EASTER WEEK-END BROUGHT A STEADY STREAM OF VISITORS TO WEST BERLIN, AND MANY CARS WITH WEST GERMAN NUMBER PLATES WERE QUEUEING FOR HOURS AT PRINZENSTRASSE CHECKPOINT ON THE EAST-WEST BERLIN BORDER, APR 21, AS THOUSAND OF WEST GERMANS WAITED TO BE ADMITTED TO THE DIVIDED CITY'S EASTERN SECTOR FOR A BRIEF EASTER SATURDAY REUNION WITH FRIENDS AND RELATIVES.

    WEST BERLINERS WERE NOT ALLOWED SUCH FREE ACCESS TO EAST BERLIN. MANY OF THEM HAD COUNTED ON THE RUMOUR CIRCULATING IN THE CITY ALL WEEK THAT THE EAST GERMAN AUTHORITIES WOULD RELAX THEIR RULES FOR BERLINERS OVER THE HOLIDAY AND PERMIT OLD PEOPLE AND YOUNG CHILDREN TO SEE THEIR RELATIONS. BUT THEY WERE DISAPPOINTED.

    EAST BERLIN POLICE OPENED FIRE WITH SUB-MACHINE GUNS, APR 21, ON A WEST BERLIN POLICE PATROL CAR IN BERNAUERSTRASSE. THE CAR RETURNED THE FIRE. NO ONE WAS HURT BUT THE INCIDENT WAS REGARDED AS SERIOUS SINCE IT WAS THE FIRST TIME THAT EASTERN SECURITY GUARDS HAVE FIRED ON WESTERN TERRITORY WITHOUT THE EXCUSE OF SHOOTING AT PEOPLE TRYING TO ESCAPE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABPY8GIUQ92NUSJOH5TFKBYAUR
    Media URN:
    VLVABPY8GIUQ92NUSJOH5TFKBYAUR
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/04/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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