• Short Summary

    FILM SHOWS BARBED WIRE OBSTACLES, ROAD BLOCKS, WATCH TOWERS AND BORDER PATROLS ALONG THE FRONTIER BETWEEN EAST AND WEST GERMANY.

  • Description

    FILM SHOWS BARBED WIRE OBSTACLES, ROAD BLOCKS, WATCH TOWERS AND BORDER PATROLS ALONG THE FRONTIER BETWEEN EAST AND WEST GERMANY.

    ONLY TWO WATERWAYS, FOUR ROADS AND SIX RAILWAY LINES LEAD ACROSS THIS BORDER - ALL OTHER COMMUNICATIONS HAVE BEEN CUT.

    DESPITE STRICT SECURITY PRECAUTIONS ON THE EASTERN SIDE - INCLUDING A PROHIBITED ZONE SEVERAL MILES DEEP AND A PLOUGHED STRIP TO SHOW THE FOOT PRINTS OF ILLEGAL BORDER CROSSERS - A TRICKLE OF REFUGEES STILL MANAGED TO PENETRATE THE IRON CURTAIN EVERY YEAR. THE MAJORITY OF THEM CHOOSE THE EASIER WAY FROM EAST INTO WEST BERLIN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4TA4LZXCLUX11XTIRGK8IQQNX
    Media URN:
    VLVA4TA4LZXCLUX11XTIRGK8IQQNX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/08/1961
    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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