• Short Summary

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

  • Description

    1.
    LV BUILDINGS IN EASTERN SECTOR
    0.03

    2.
    LV BUILDINGS WITH WORKMEN ATOP DEMOLISHING
    0.06

    3.
    SV WORKMAN THROWS PLANK
    0.10

    4.
    LV WORKMEN ATOP BUILDING
    0.14

    5.
    SLV WATCHTOWER WITH SOVIET GUARD
    0.21

    6.
    GV BERLIN BORDER WALL
    0.24

    7.
    SLV WATCHTOWER
    0.30



    Initials PGR/V/JF/SGM



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: 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 - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/10/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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