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  • Short Summary

    Railway strike in Berlin and shots of war-torn city buildings.

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

    Railway strike and views of Berlin, Germany.

    Various shots of civilian strike breakers walking along railway lines at Wansee station (all very under-exposed and scratched).

    Herr Friedensburg, Deputy Mayor of Berlin, wearing homburg hat, chats with Dr Stumm, Chief of the West Police, about the West Police taking over the station. C/U of name over station - 'Bahnhof Wannsee'. C/U of Stumm chatting to another man. Line of West Police receiving instructions. Cameramen with handheld cameras film the action.

    Group of people mill about in station. Police stand about at the top of some steps - some are probably East Police who will be getting a train back to Eastern Zone. Steam train pulls out of station. East Police stand guard on platform.

    Several shots of strikers throwing stones at the East Police who are holding the Zoo station. Beaten up and injured Communists are carried away in the chaos. Various street scenes, people milling about near station entrance, trucks driving by, police trying to control angry crowds.

    Various shots of buildings in Berlin. M/S of the war-torn Reichstag. M/S of the Brandenburger Tor. L/S of Reichstag with statue of Kaiser Wilhelm III in foreground. Pan over the Tiergarten, now being used as allotments; women seen at work on them. Shot of headless statue in the Tiergarten; shot of the missing head on the ground. The Technical University. More of the Brandenburger Tor. Weary people walk along. Damaged and bomb-wrecked buildings. The Opera House. M/S of name over building 'Deutsches Opernhaus'. More damaged buildings and the church in Berlin's Piccadilly, Kurfursten Damm.
    Note: Pathe cameraman K Rickard ends his dope sheet (on file) "I do hope this is the last of this strike as I am getting pretty tired as I have not sleeped for three nights, and I been shot at more times that you will like [sic]".

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:01:00 / 01:05:01:00
    UN 2141 A

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