• Short Summary

    Demonstrations in East and West Berlin - Troops on exercise in Westphalia.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Berlin. German Split Now Compete".

    Berlin and Westphalia, Germany.

    LV GV delegated voting in Communist East German Parliament for President. CU Wilhelm Pieck, new President. LV Communist torchlight parade marching down street. Man at head waving red banner. MV Pieck and others looking on. SV People carrying banner of Stalin. SV Police holding back crowds. MV Towards German Communist troops marching in procession. CU Feet marching. MV Back view troops marching GV Mass meeting - crowd holding torches. & MV. LV Pan torchlight procession.

    N.B. The voiceover draws comparisons between the Communists and the Fascists.

    GV Elevated massed crowds at meeting. in Western Germany against Communist East Zone. CU German woman. CU German Man. CU German boy. SV Back view Franz Neumann, Social Democrat leader, addressing huge crowd. LV Elevated pan massed crowd listening to Neumann.

    Various shots of tanks, troops, etc., of Atlantic Pact Nations on Exercise 'Operation Agility 2'. German civilians look on. SV Gen. de Tassigny and General Sir Charles Keightley looking at map with another officer. More shots of armoured vehicles on manoeuvres. Infantry men march forwards. LV Aerial view tanks advancing. CU Emanuel (Manny) Shinwell, Secretary of State for War, talking into tank intercom. Good shots of troops advancing with support from tanks. CU Shinwell and officer. VS of Centurion tanks firing and moving. SV Gen. de Tassigny and Keightley talking to prisoner. SV pan Shinwell, Keightley and another officer.

    Cataloguer's Note: I think the Atlantic Pact is a fore runner of NATO - the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation - MD.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:50:00 / 01:39:07:00

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    "German Communist troops marching" - they're marching down Unter den Linden.

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