• Short Summary

    EAST GERMANY IS TAKING NEW MEASURES TO PREVENT ESCAPES TO WEST BERLIN. THE PROHIBITED STRIP?

  • Description

    EAST GERMANY IS TAKING NEW MEASURES TO PREVENT ESCAPES TO WEST BERLIN. THE PROHIBITED STRIP INSIDE THE EASTERN SECTOR OF THE CITY BOUNDARY IS BEING WIDENED.

    ABOUT 2,000 EAST GERMAN SECURITY WORKERS BEGAN ON SATURDAY CLEARING WOODS, DIGGING TRENCHES AND LEVELLING THE GROUND. TROOPS STOOD BY.

    WEST BERLIN AUTHORITIES SEE THE MEASURES AS A DETERMINED EFFORT TO CUT DOWN THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE FLEEING TO THE WESTERN SECTOR. THE EAST GERMANS ARE REPORTED TO BE CONCERNED BY THE RECENT INCREASE IN THE NUMBERS OF THEIR COUNTRYMEN WHO HAVE EVADED THE LAND MINES AND BORDER GUARDS.

    REINFORCEMENT OF BARBED-WIRE BARRICADES AND OTHER OBSTACLES IS EXPECTED. MORE THAN 16,000 PEOPLE ARE SAID TO HAVE ESCAPED TO WEST BERLIN AND WEST GERMANY SINCE BERLIN WAS SEALED OFF BY THE EAST GERMANS TWO YEARS AGO. AT LEAST 1,500 PEOPLE ARE KNOWN TO HAVE BEEN CAPTURED TRYING TO CROSS TO WEST BERLIN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1QDC6M3TI3AUO67QO2OP042SM
    Media URN:
    VLVA1QDC6M3TI3AUO67QO2OP042SM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/08/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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