• Short Summary

    TWO SOVIET SOLDIERS HAVE BEEN POSTED ON A NEWLY-ERECTED WOODEN WATCHTOWER IN EAST BERLIN, OVERLOOKING THE BORDER WALL AT BERNAUERSTRASSE.

  • Description

    TWO SOVIET SOLDIERS HAVE BEEN POSTED ON A NEWLY-ERECTED WOODEN WATCHTOWER IN EAST BERLIN, OVERLOOKING THE BORDER WALL AT BERNAUERSTRASSE. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE BERLIN BORDER CLOSURE LAST YEAR THAT SOVIET GUARDS HAVE MANNED A LOOKOUT POST IN THE CITY, ALTHOUGH THEY HAVE BEEN SEEN IN WATCHTOWERS ALONG THE FRONTIER AROUND BERLIN.

    THE WATCHTOWER WAS SET UP LAST FRIDAY ON THE ROOF OF A HOUSE, NEAR BUILDINGS BEING DEMOLISHED BY EAST BERLIN WORKERS. THE SOVIET GUARDS SEEM TO BE KEEPING A CLOSE WATCH ON THE BERNAUERSTRASSE, SCENE OF SEVERAL DRAMATIC ESCAPE BIDS BY EAST GERMAN REFUGEES.

    ACCORDING TO WEST BERLIN POLICE, THE SOVIET SOLDIERS ARE NOT HEAVILY-ARMED, AND APPEAR TO BE THERE TO SEE EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENS IF REFUGEES ARE SHOT DOWN BY EAST GERMAN BORDER GUARDS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2NHE8FA2CZFPZPN0J06I6H3EJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA2NHE8FA2CZFPZPN0J06I6H3EJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/10/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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