• Short Summary

    ADVENT IN WEST BERLIN ... A TIME OF TOGETHERNESS IN A DIVIDED CITY, OF ANTICIPATION,?

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    SV.COLLECTION OF FATHER CHRISTMAS.
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    2.
    ANGLE V..ILLUMINATED RADIO TOWER.
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    CU.CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS.
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    4.
    TGV INT.. CHRISTMAS FAIR.
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    5.
    SV.PEOPLE AROUND STALL.
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    6.
    STV. DITTO.
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    CU.CHILDREN AT SWEET COUNTER.
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    8.
    CU.SWEET-SELLER.
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    LTV.PEOPLE AT FAIR.
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    10.
    SCU.CHILD AT TOY COUNTER.
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    11.
    CU.YOUNG MAN WITH TOY.
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    12.
    SCU.CHILDREN ON ROUNDABOUT.
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    13.
    SV.PEOPLE LOOK AT CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS.
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    CU. DITTO.
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    LV.PAN DOWN.. ILLUMINATED CHRISTMAS TREE ON BORDER.
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    CU.LIGHT ON TREE CHANGE FOCUS TO EAST GERMAN TROOPS.
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    LV. EAST GERMAN TROOPS.
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    SV.TROOPS WITH BARBED WIRE.
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    LTV.THE WALL AND THE TREE.
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    20.
    CU.EAST GERMAN SOLDIER WITH GUN.
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    21.
    SCU. DITTO.
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    Initials KJ/S/MR/FG



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    Background: ADVENT IN WEST BERLIN ... A TIME OF TOGETHERNESS IN A DIVIDED CITY, OF ANTICIPATION, FESTIVITY AND JOY UNDER THE SHADOW OF AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE. WHATEVER THE POLITICAL IMPLICATIONS, WEST BERLINERS ARE GOING AFTER THE BUSINESS OF CHRISTMAS SHOPPING AND PREPARATION FOR THE 24TH WHEN ALL GERMANY COMMEMORATES THE COMING OF CHRIST.

    AS USUAL, STUDENTS OUT FOR A SMALL SIDE-LINE INCOME DON THE GARB OF ST. NICHOLAS AND MAKE THEIR WAY TO THE DEPARTMENT STORES TO PLAY THE TIME-HONOURED ROLE OF FATHER CHRISTMAS TO A HOST OF WIDE-EYED YOUNGSTERS.

    CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS HAVE GONE UP IN THE MAIN STREETS AND THE RADIO TOWER - THE "FUNKTURM" - SPORTS ITS SEASONAL GARLANDS OF COLOURED LIGHTS. THE SHOPS ARE AS CROWDED AS EVER AT THIS TIME OF THE YEAR, CHRISTMAS FAIRS WITH GINGERBREAD STALLS AND SIDE-SHOWS ARE CRAMMED INTO EVERY OPEN SPACE, AND THE CHILDREN ARE HAVING A GOOD TIME OF IT.

    AT THE EAST-WEST BERLIN BORDER, A TALL FIR-TREE RISES ON THE WESTERN SIDE, A SYMBOL OF PEACE ON EARTH IN STRIKING CONTRAST TO THE OTHER SYMBOL - THE WALL OF CONCRETE THAT HAS QUELLED THE HOPES OF MANY WHO, BUT FOR IT, MIGHT NOW BE WITH THEIR RELATIVES IN WEST GERMANY. BEYOND THE WALL, ARMED EAST GERMAN GUARDS STAND AND STARE PASSIVELY ACROSS THE BARBED WIRE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEVETM1TTHTIW0BUH3L4AID62I
    Media URN:
    VLVAEVETM1TTHTIW0BUH3L4AID62I
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/12/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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