• Short Summary

    BERLIN - WHERE WALLS, BARBED WIRE, AND BRICKED-UP WINDOWS OF EMPTY HOUSES SEPARATE EAST AND WEST.

  • Description

    BERLIN - WHERE WALLS, BARBED WIRE, AND BRICKED-UP WINDOWS OF EMPTY HOUSES SEPARATE EAST AND WEST. ON OCTOBER 30, ATTENTION TURNED FROM THE FRIEDRICHSTRASSE CHECKPOINT, WHERE AMERICAN AND RUSSIAN TANKS HAD SPENT 16 HOURS FACING ONE ANOTHER ACROSS THE BARRIERS, TO THE BRANDENBURG GATE. HERE BRITISH MILITARY AUTHORITIES ORDERED WEST BERLIN POLICE TO SET UP BARBED WIRE OBSTACLES. BEHIND THE WIRE BRITISH ARMOURED CARS TOOK UP THEIR POSITIONS WHILE THREE ANTI-TANK GUNS, SITED IN THE UNDERGROWTH OF THE TIERGARTEN PARK, TRAINED ON THE GATE AND ITS APPROACHES.

    THE BRITISH OBSERVATION POST ON THE RUINED REICHSTAG BUILDING HAD SPOTTED A TANK IN THE EASTERN SECTOR MOVING TOWARDS THE BRANDENBURG GATE. IT WAS LOST NEAR THE FRIEDRICHSTRASSE AND IS BELIEVED TO HAVE RETURN TO BASE.

    FURTHER INCIDENT REPORTED ON OCTOBER 30 WAS AT BASELSBURG, THE RUSSIAN CHECKPOINT ON THE AUTOBAHN LEADING FROM THE WESTERN SECTOR OF THE CITY TO WEST GERMANY. AMERICAN MILITARY PATROLS ON THE 110-MILE ROUTE HAVE BEEN CONTINUED AT TWO-HOURLY INTERVALS WITHOUT INTERFERENCE AFTER ONE PATROL HAD BEEN TURNED BACK EARLY IN THE DAY AND TWO PATROLS THE PREVIOUS NIGHT.

    A TOTAL OF 23 EAST GERMANS AND EAST BERLINERS, FLED ACROSS THE BORDERS INTO WEST BERLIN IN THE PAST 48 HOURS, IT WAS REPORTED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2UFOW0XT7AM0RMM4T26MP3WGL
    Media URN:
    VLVA2UFOW0XT7AM0RMM4T26MP3WGL
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/10/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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