• Short Summary

    EAST GERMANY CLOSED THE AUTOBAHN BETWEEN WEST GERMANY AND WEST BERLIN TODAY FOR TWO HOURS.?

  • Description

    EAST GERMANY CLOSED THE AUTOBAHN BETWEEN WEST GERMANY AND WEST BERLIN TODAY FOR TWO HOURS. AT THE CHECKPOINT AT HELMSTADY THEY LOWERED BARRIERS ACROSS THE ROAD, AND GUARDS IN BATTLEDRESS CARRYING MACHINE GUNS TOOK UP POSITIONS THERE.

    THE ROAD WAS CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC, TO ALLOW JOINT SOVIET EAST GERMAN MANOEUVRES TO TAKE PLACE. IT WAS THE FIRST TIME THAT BARRIERS HAD BEEN PULLED ACROSS THE ROAD SINCE 1956. TRAFFIC MOVING INTO WEST BERLIN BY OTHER ROADS TODAY WAS AT TIMES HELD UP BY AS MUCH AS THREE HOURS WHILE ARMY VEHICLES ENTERED AND ??? THE HIGHWAYS.

    IN BONN, THE UNITED STATES, BRITAIN AND FRANCE HAVE ISSUED A JOINT STATEMENT REJECTING CHARGES THAT WEST GERMANY IS ILLEGALLY MANUFACTURING MILITARY AND STRATEGIC GOODS IN WEST BERLIN. EAST GERMANY YESTERDAY ORDERED IT'S OFFICIALS TO BAN THE TRANSPORT OF SUCH GOODS TO THE WEST.

    THE WEST GERMAN CHANCELLOR, MR. KURT KIESINGER REAFFIRMED TODAY THAT WEST GERMANY WOULD HOLD IT'S PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS IN WEST BERLIN NEXT WEDNESDAY. HE WAS SPEAKING AFTER A TWO-AND-A-HALF HOUR MEETING WITH MR. TSARAPXIN, THE SOVIET AMBASSADOR.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1P2UYN4B37U6EM8GMLASO4G8W
    Media URN:
    VLVA1P2UYN4B37U6EM8GMLASO4G8W
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/03/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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