• Short Summary

    The Communist Congress election of Fritz Ebbert as Mayor, the departure of the Allied liaison officers from City Hall and the election of Ernst Reuter as Mayor of Berlin.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.

    American newsreel item, title reads: "Reds Routed in Berlin Elections"

    Berlin, Germany

    High shot Berlin. LS and MS Communist Congress electing Lord Mayor of Eastern Berlin in Berlin Opera House. MS High shot, Communist Congress voting with a hand count. (2 shots). MS The elected Mayor being congratulated on the platform. Crowd scenes outside Berlin Opera House as they gather to hear the election results (4 shots). MS and CU Fritz Ebbert (Mayor of Eastern Sector) speaking from rostrum. MS Crowds watching.

    CU Sign outside City Hall. MS United States / US, British & French Liaison Officers leaving City Hall as Berlin is effectively split. MS High shot, train arriving at Berlin's "Gesundbrunnen" station. CU Station sign reads: "Gesundbrunnen". MS People queuing in the street to vote. (2 shots). MS Berliners voting. (5 shots). CU Berlin's present mayor Louise Schorder (?) at the polling station. MS Ernst Reuter casting his vote. CU Hand placing vote in box. MS Counting the votes. MS Marking the returns on blackboards, and translating the information to a map of Berlin. (4 shots). MS Platform at newly elected City Assembly. MS City Assembly representatives electing Ernst Reuter as Mayor of Berlin by a show of hands. MS Ernst Reuter. CU Ernst Reuter speaking: "And the people of Berlin want nothing else than to be a free people. No dictatorship will stop our free election."

    Note: Additional spelling for search purposes: Ebbert / Ebert. American commentary.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:57:01:00 / 01:59:10:00
    UN 2186 I

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