• Short Summary

    To prevent "misuse of traffic links and territory of the Democratic German Republic for the organisation and propagation of militaristic revanchist events" East German authorities imposed restrictions on traffic between Berlin's East and West Zones, and between West Germany and West Berlin, Aug 31.

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    SV Police stop cars; Brandebburg Gate in b/g
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    LV Police watch cars passing
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    SV Police talk to car driver
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    BV Car drives away
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    LV Cars pass through gate
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    LV Police talk to men at gate entrance
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    LV Police check care at crossroads
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    LV Police walk to car and look in
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    LV Police look in another car, opening door
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    CU Sign "You are leaving the American actor" Pan to street, and police stopping car
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    Background: To prevent "misuse of traffic links and territory of the Democratic German Republic for the organisation and propagation of militaristic revanchist events" East German authorities imposed restrictions on traffic between Berlin's East and West Zones, and between West Germany and West Berlin, Aug 31.

    West German cars were usually turned back at the Brandebburg Gate, entrance to the East Zone, although cars from West Berlin were generally admitted; this was because the East German Foreign Ministry did not acknowledge West Berliners as West Germans.

    The restrictions are seen as a check to East Berliners or West Germans trying to attend meetings of ex-prisoners of war, missing servicemen's dependents, and refugees, due to begin in West Berlin, Sept 1.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA31NGVMSVXIFGBDRDKYFMA0F13
    Media URN:
    VLVA31NGVMSVXIFGBDRDKYFMA0F13
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/08/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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