• Short Summary

    AN EAST BERLIN MOTOR MECHANIC DRIVING AN ARMOURED CAR LAST NIGHT (WEDNESDAY) TRIED TO CRASH THROUGH THE BORDER WALL INTO THE WESTERN SECTOR.

  • Description

    AN EAST BERLIN MOTOR MECHANIC DRIVING AN ARMOURED CAR LAST NIGHT (WEDNESDAY) TRIED TO CRASH THROUGH THE BORDER WALL INTO THE WESTERN SECTOR.WHEN THE VEHICLE STUCK IN THE HOLE IT MADE, THE 19-YEAR-OLD DRIVER LEAPT OUT UNDER GUNFIRE FROM EAST GERMAN GUARDS AND SCRAMBLED ACROSS THE BARBED WIRE ENTANGLEMENTS TOPPING THE WALL.

    HIT IN THE RIBS AND HAND, THE YOUTH WAS DRAGGED DOWN BY TWO WEST BERLINERS AND RUSHED TO HOSPITAL.HE SAID HE HAD WORKED AS A MECHANIC IN A RUSSIAN MILITARY DEPOT.

    A LARGE FORCE OF EAST BERLIN POLICE SEALED OFF THE AREA AROUND THE HOLE AND, AFTER REMOVING THE ARMOURED CAR, COVERED THE GAP WITH WOODEN PLANKS.SPECTATORS AND CAMERAMEN WHO CROWDED ROUND ON THE WESTERN SIDE OF THE WALL WERE DISPERSED BY WATER CANNONS FIRED BY THE EAST GERMANY GUARDS.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA42CH0GEYZ2BE8N418KBMJN1X7
    Media URN:
    VLVA42CH0GEYZ2BE8N418KBMJN1X7
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/04/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment