For the second time in less than a month, East German border guards have demolished a house near the Berlin wall.
GV Looking across Berlin Wall at house to be demolished
GV West Berlin police loudspeaker van (2 shots)
GV U.S. Army border patrol jeep arrives at Wall
GV House blows up
GV House demolished
GV East German guards run to hole in Wall
GV East German guards at Wall
LV Looking across Berlin Wall at damage
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Background: For the second time in less than a month, East German border guards have demolished a house near the Berlin wall.
Today (Wednesday) a house near Checkpoint Charlie was blown up. Two charges were used. West Berlin police were warned before the charges were detonated and they used loud speaker vans to warn nearby residents to take precautions. An American army border patrol arrived by jeep at the Checkpoint shortly before the blast occurred.
As soon as the house was reduced to rubble, East German border guards moved onto the site to prevent any movement into the Western sectors through the hole made in the Wall.
It has not been announced why the housed are being demolished, but it is believed that a road is to be made along the Eastern side of the wall to enable border patrols freer and faster movement.