• Short Summary

    MAY DAY CELEBRATIONS IN A DIVIDED CITY - IN WEST BERLIN, MAYOR WILLY BRANDT GREETED LEADING CITIZENS AFTER ADDRESSING A RALLY ON REPUBLIC SQUARE.

  • Description

    MAY DAY CELEBRATIONS IN A DIVIDED CITY - IN WEST BERLIN, MAYOR WILLY BRANDT GREETED LEADING CITIZENS AFTER ADDRESSING A RALLY ON REPUBLIC SQUARE.HALF A MILLION PEOPLE HAD HEARD HIM SPEAK WITHIN A FEW HUNDRED METRES OF THE COMMUNIST BUILT BERLIN WALL.

    HE SAID WEST GERMANS WOULD NEVER ACCUSTOM THEMSELVES TO THE DIVISION OF GERMANY AND TO THE BERLIN WALL.WEST BERLIN WORKERS CARRIED SLOGANS PROCLAIMING BERLIN BELONGS TO THE FREE WORLD.

    EARLIER, WEST BERLIN POLICE CONFISCATED 14 RED FLAGS AND THERE POSTERS PUT UP DURING NIGHT BY WEST BERLIN COMMUNISTS.

    ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WALL ABOUT TWO KILOMETRES AWAY (1 1/4 MILES) TANKS, ARMOURED CARS AND FACTORY WORKERS WERE ON PARADE - A PARADE THAT'S BEEN DENOUNCED BY THE THREE WESTERN COMMANDANTS AS A BLATANT MILITARISTIC DEMONSTRATION AND A RENEWED VIOLATION OF THE FOUR-POWER STATUS OF BERLIN.

    THE PROTEST FOLLOWED A MARCH ACROSS MARX-ENGELS SQUARE BY OVER 2,000 GOOSE-STEEPING TROOPS AND SOME 250 VEHICLES WATCHED BY THE AILING HERR OTTO GROTEWOHL, THE PRIME MINISTER, MAKING ONE OF HIS RARE PUBLIC APPEARANCES.HERR ULBRICHT WAS NOT THERE - HE IS ON A REST CURE IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1U4TM0JZT1RKCFOMF95V9FV8T
    Media URN:
    VLVA1U4TM0JZT1RKCFOMF95V9FV8T
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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