East Germans are beginning to take advantage of the new official policy of "open frontiers to the East".
SV & CV INT. Group at table-top map ZOOM IN TO map
WS Read across border post
LV ZOOM IN TO guard inspecting driver's documents (2 shots)
SCV Sign' Szczecin.. Berlin'
GV Car & guards checking driver (3 shots) car away
Initials SGM/1454 SGM/1508
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Background: East Germans are beginning to take advantage of the new official policy of "open frontiers to the East". Under relaxed travel regulations East Germans and Poles can now travel across the frontier without passports or visas, showing only their identity cards.
The same rules apply to travel with Czechoslovakia under an agreement reached by the three communist countries last year. It came into force on Saturday, January 1.
This coverage of people crossing from East Germany into Poland is from Polish television.