• Short Summary

    EAST BERLIN POLICE WERE GUARDING CROSSING POINTS ON THE EAST-WEST BERLIN BORDER, DEC 4, WHEN EAST GERMAN TROOPS HAD BEEN WITHDRAWN AFTER 24 HOURS' WORK ON REINFORCING AND EXTENDING THE CONCRETE DIVIDING WALL.

  • Description

    1.
    LV CAR PASSES THROUGH INVALIDENSTRASSE CHECKPOINT.
    0.04

    2.
    SV EAST GERMAN POLICE.
    0.10

    3.
    CU US CHECKPOINT CHARLIE IN FRIEDRICHSTRASSE; MEN WITH BAZOOKA, OTHERS WITH LIGHT AUTOMATICS.
    0.15

    4.
    CU MEN WITH BAZOOKA.
    0.18

    5.
    SV US SOLDIERS WATCH AS CAR GOES THROUGH.
    0.23

    6.
    LV PAN.. OF THE BORDER WALL, SHOWING US SOLDIERS STANDING BY.
    0.28

    7.
    LV BARRIER WITH TANK TRAPS IN FRONT.
    0.33

    8.
    LV SPECTATORS.
    0.35

    9.
    GV CHECKPOINT.
    0.40



    Initials KJ/S/WH/LW



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: EAST BERLIN POLICE WERE GUARDING CROSSING POINTS ON THE EAST-WEST BERLIN BORDER, DEC 4, WHEN EAST GERMAN TROOPS HAD BEEN WITHDRAWN AFTER 24 HOURS' WORK ON REINFORCING AND EXTENDING THE CONCRETE DIVIDING WALL.

    AT SANDSRUG BRIDGE IN INVALIDENSTRASSE - THE BRITISH SECTOR CROSSING POINT RESERVED FOR WEST BERLINERS - THE EAST GERMANS ERECTED A CONCRETE BARRIER WITH A GAP WIDE ENOUGH ONLY FOR A CAR. AT THE TIME OF FILMING, A LORRYLOAD OF BRITISH TROOPS AND AN ARMOURED VEHICLE, BROUGHT IN WHEN WORK ON THE EASTERN SIDE STARTED, HAD ALREADY BEEN RECALLED.

    UNITED STATES TROOPS WERE STILL GUARDING THEIR SIDE OF CHECKPOINT CHARLIE IN FRIEDRICHSTRASSE. THEY WERE ARMED WITH MACHINE-GUNS AND BAZOOKAS. NEW FRIEDRICHSTRASSE BARRIERS ON THE EASTERN SIDE LEAVE ONLY A NARROW GAP FOR VEHICLES, IN A WALL THAT IS NOW 6FT HIGH AND 3FT THICK.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADAUUDP5MTJBA5G91M7B2SASMZ
    Media URN:
    VLVADAUUDP5MTJBA5G91M7B2SASMZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/12/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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