• Short Summary

    For the second time in less than a month, East German border guards have demolished a house near the Berlin wall.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Looking across Berlin Wall at house to be demolished
    0.05

    2.
    GV West Berlin police loudspeaker van (2 shots)
    0.12

    3.
    GV U.S. Army border patrol jeep arrives at Wall
    0.19

    4.
    GV House blows up
    0.28

    5.
    GV House demolished
    0.35

    6.
    GV East German guards run to hole in Wall
    0.40

    7.
    GV East German guards at Wall
    0.43

    8.
    LV Looking across Berlin Wall at damage
    0.46



    Initials DR/S/CR/SGM


    EDITORS: SEE ALSO PROD NO. 1739/64 "BERLIN: HOUSES NEAR WALL DEMOLISHED BY BORDER GUARDS" SERVICED ON FEBRUARY 21.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    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.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3M4H9P2UFKLGC6ZI5IS1NQV8A
    Media URN:
    VLVA3M4H9P2UFKLGC6ZI5IS1NQV8A
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/03/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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