• Short Summary

    LORRY TRAFFIC THROUGH EAST GERMANY TO WEST BERLIN WAS HELD UP TODAY (WEDNESDAY) FOR SEVERAL HOURS WHILE THOROUGH SEARCHES WERE MADE BY EAST GERMAN POLICE.

  • Description

    LORRY TRAFFIC THROUGH EAST GERMANY TO WEST BERLIN WAS HELD UP TODAY (WEDNESDAY) FOR SEVERAL HOURS WHILE THOROUGH SEARCHES WERE MADE BY EAST GERMAN POLICE. THIS FOLLOWED A NIGHT IN WHICH ELEVEN YOUNG EAST GERMANS CROSSED TO WEST BERLIN.

    ONE OF THE MOST DRAMATIC CROSSINGS WAS BY THREE MEN AND A GIRL, ALL UNDER 21, AS A BRITISH PATROL WAS PASSING. THE INCIDENT HAPPENED WHEN THE PATROL MADE A ROUTINE STOP NEAR SPANDAU PRISON. THEY HEARD A SCUFFLING NOISE, THEN ONE BY ONE, THE FOUR YOUNG PEOPLE SCRAMBLED THROUGH SIX ROWS OF BARBED WIRE TO THE WEST SIDE. THEY TOLD THE PATROL THEY HAD TRAVELLED TWO DAYS TOT HE BORDER, AND THEN CREPT ALONG IT FOR MILES TO FIND THE BEST PLACE TO CROSS.

    THE PATROL PUT THEM INTO AN ARMOURED CAR AND TOOK THEM TO BARRACKS FOR A MEAL BEFORE HANDING THEM OVER TO THE WEST GERMAN AUTHORITIES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1B1X76VIABT3SRS0RYQJU0N16
    Media URN:
    VLVA1B1X76VIABT3SRS0RYQJU0N16
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/09/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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