• Short Summary

    A UNITED STATES ARMY CONVOY OF REPLACEMENTS REACHED THE DREELINDEN CHECK-POINT, WEST BERLIN, MAR 5 AFTER CROSSING EAST GERMANY FROM AUGSBURG, WEST GERMANY.

  • Description

    A UNITED STATES ARMY CONVOY OF REPLACEMENTS REACHED THE DREELINDEN CHECK-POINT, WEST BERLIN, MAR 5 AFTER CROSSING EAST GERMANY FROM AUGSBURG, WEST GERMANY. THERE WAS NO INTERFERENCE FROM THE EAST GERMAN AUTHORITIES, BUT THE CONTINGENT ARRIVED THREE HOURS LATE BECAUSE OF SNOW AND ICE ON THE ROAD.

    THE CONVOY - 180 MEN AND 26 JEEPS - COMPRISED THE ADVANCE PARTY. A TOTAL OF 1,500 MEN OF THE 2ND BATTLE GROUP, 46TH INFANTRY, WILL BE TAKING OVER FROM THE FIRST BATTLE GROUP, 19TH INFANTRY, WHICH HAS BEEN IN BERLIN SINCE DECEMBER. THE REMAINDER WILL BE ARRIVING FROM WEST GERMANY WITHIN THE NEXT FEW DAYS.

    WEATHER CONDITIONS WERE SO BAD ALONG THE INTERZONAL AUTOBAHN ACROSS EAST GERMANY THAT THE EAST GERMANS SENT TWO SNOW PLOUGHS AHEAD OF THE AMERICANS TO TRY TO CLEAR THE WAY. THE SAME DAY ABOUT 1,500 MEMBERS OF THE AMERICAN GARRISON IN BERLIN BEGAN A THREE-DAY MANOEUVRE IN THE GRUNEWALD TO TEST THE CITY'S DEFENCES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA33BQDS6H4XLEU7C1EE0S4SFFI
    Media URN:
    VLVA33BQDS6H4XLEU7C1EE0S4SFFI
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/03/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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