• Short Summary

    LONG QUEUES OF WEST BERLINERS WAITED AT THE BORDER CHECKPOINTS EARLY TODAY (FRIDAY) TO CROSS OVER TO EAST BERLIN TO SEE THEIR RELATIVES FOR EASTER.

  • Description

    LONG QUEUES OF WEST BERLINERS WAITED AT THE BORDER CHECKPOINTS EARLY TODAY (FRIDAY) TO CROSS OVER TO EAST BERLIN TO SEE THEIR RELATIVES FOR EASTER.

    THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE TOOK OVER EASTER GIFTS. ON FOOT AND BY CAR, THEY STREAMED THROUGH THE FIVE BORDER CROSSINGS POINTS -- THE FIRST OF 100,000 MAKING THE VISIT DURING THE DAY.

    THE WALL IS OPEN FOR TWO WEEKS. DURING THAT TIME, NEARLY THREE QUARTERS OF A MILLION WEST BERLINERS, GRANTED VISIT PASSES, WILL BE EACH MAKING ONE VISIT.

    EAST BERLIN'S GREEN-UNIFORMED POLICE HURRIED UP BORDER CONTROLS AS THE QUEUES OF CARS GOING EAST GREW.

    (THIS IS THE FIRST TIME SINCE LAST CHRISTMAS AND THE NEW YEAR THAT THE EAST GERMAN AUTHORITIES HAVE ALLOWED WEST BERLINERS WITH RELATIVES IN EAST BERLIN OVER TO THEIR SECTOR. THIS WAS AGREED B EAST AND WEST BERLIN OFFICIALS EARLIER THIS YEAR IN THE FOURTH DAY-PASS AGREEMENT SIGNED SINCE CHRISTMAS 1963.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA382H36E1DGQPRE4K11GQBFIHY
    Media URN:
    VLVA382H36E1DGQPRE4K11GQBFIHY
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/04/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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