• Short Summary

    Tension along the Berlin wall rose to its highest point for several years on the fifteenth anniversary of the building of the wall -- with ceremonies on both sides, and protests from Britain, France and the United States.

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    GV Illuminated monument.
    CU AND GV Marchers lighting torches and setting off on procession. (2 shots)
    GV Police escorting procession.
    CU AND GVS Marchers with torches and banners through streets. (3 shots)

    Initials VS 15.15 Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Tension along the Berlin wall rose to its highest point for several years on the fifteenth anniversary of the building of the wall -- with ceremonies on both sides, and protests from Britain, France and the United States.
    SYNOPSIS: It was 15 years ago on Friday that work began on what was to become the world's most notorious wall. It quickly divided families, friends, neighbours and communities, and finally the entire city. Friday night's torchlight demonstration on the western side of the wall was attended by thousands of Berliners, and by hundreds of West Germans who drove through East Germany in coachloads. But several hundred other West Germans were turned back by East German police.
    Earlier in the evening, several thousand East German border guards and militia paraded on the other side of the wall to celebrate the anniversary. In a quick protest by Britain, France and the United States -- who with the Soviet Union, control Berlin -- the East German parade was denounced as a direct contradiction of the wartime and postwar agreements of the four powers. The western allies also called it a 'flagrant violation of the demilitarised status of Berlin'.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABYZ4TCETD1QTUR4FKT256I9K4
    Media URN:
    VLVABYZ4TCETD1QTUR4FKT256I9K4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/08/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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