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    East and West German military activity at the "Death Strip"; health measures at Berlin crossing.

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    Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.

    "Death Strip" border area between Federal German Republic and the East German Provinces at Launberg, and Berlin, Germany

    Various shots, West Germany customs officers looking through binoculars as they notice troop movements on the other side of the so-called "Death Strip" a strip of ploughed land running down the demarcation line from the Baltic to Czechoslovakia separating the Federal German Republic from the East German Provinces at Launberg. MS Sign: Deutsche Demokratische Republik". MS German soldier a dog handler with his dog. LS Various shots, East German soldiers erecting barbed wire fences. LS The "Death Strip". (2 shots). CU West German with binoculars. LS Various shots, East German soldiers and an armoured vehicle at the border.

    MS Border guards at a checkpoint. CU Berlin roadsign. Two shots of a Berlin check point as car drives up. CU German soldier hands some sulf amido pills to the car driver he has to take them when crossing from East to West because of a dysentery epidemic in the East. MS and CU Border guards washing their hands at check point, all part of checking the dysentery epidemic.

    Note: Date on original record: 19/04/1962.

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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
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    01:09:04:00 / 01:10:39:00
    UN 3612 G

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