• Short Summary

    WEST GERMAN DEPUTIES HAVE BEEN ARRIVING AT TEMPLEHOF AIRPORT IN WEST BERLIN TODAY (TUESDAY) TO ATTEND THE MEETING OF THE BUNDESTAG (PARLIAMENT) WHICH OPENS THERE TOMORROW.

  • Description

    WEST GERMAN DEPUTIES HAVE BEEN ARRIVING AT TEMPLEHOF AIRPORT IN WEST BERLIN TODAY (TUESDAY) TO ATTEND THE MEETING OF THE BUNDESTAG (PARLIAMENT) WHICH OPENS THERE TOMORROW.AS THEY ARRIVED, EAST GERMAN GUARDS AGAIN CLOSED THE AUTOBAHNS LINKING WEST BERLIN WITH WEST GERMANY.

    THE PRESIDENT OF THE BUNDESTAG, DR.EUGEN GERSTENMAIER, ARRIVED IN BERLIN LAST NIGHT (MONDAY).HE SAID THAT THE BUNDESTAG WAS MEETING IN BERLIN "NOT TO PROVOKE, BUT TO EXECUTE ITS RIGHT".EAST GERMAN AUTHORITIES DO NOT RECOGNISE WEST BERLIN AS BEING PART OF THE GERMAN FEDERAL REPUBLIC.THEY REGARD IT AS A SEPARATE POLITICAL ENTITY.

    FOUR HUNDRED MEMBERS OF THE BUNDESTAG, INCLUDING THE VICE-PRESIDENT, DR.DEHLER, HAVE FLOWN INTO TEMPLEHOF AIRPORT DURING THE DAY.THEY ATTENDED MEETINGS OF THE PARLIAMENTARY PARTIES IN PREPARATION FOR THE OPENING OF THE PLENARY SESSION OF THE BUNDESTAG.

    VICE-CHANCELLOR ERICH MENDE TOLD AN ANGLO-GERMAN CONFERENCE IN BERLIN THAT THE BONN GOVERNMENT WAS CONVINCED THE COMMUNIST OBSTRUCTION WOULD END THIS WEEKEND.BUT HE SAID IT WAS A BIGGER REPRISAL TO THE BUNDESTAG MEETING THAN HAD BEEN EXPECTED.EAST GERMAN OFFICIALS SAY THAT THE AUTOBAHNS ARE BEING CLOSED BECAUSE OF SOVIET-EAST GERMAN MILITARY EXERCISES SOUTHWEST OF BERLIN.SOVIET OFFICIALS WARNED THAT THE EXERCISES MIGHT AFFECT AIR CORRIDORS INTO BERLIN, BUT THROUGHOUT THE DAY AIR SERVICES HAVE BEEN OPERATING NORMALLY.

    SOVIET JET AIRCRAFT SCREAMED LOW OVER TEMPLEHOF AIRPORT AT ABOUT FIVE HUNDRED FEET (150 METRES) IN AN INCIDENT DESCRIBED BY UNITED STATES AIR FORCE SPOKESMEN AS "A CLEAR BREACH OF AIR SAFETY REGULATIONS".

    THE AUTOBAHNS BETWEEN BERLIN AND WEST GERMANY WERE CLOSED FOR MORE THAN FOUR HOURS AGAIN TODAY - THE SECOND DAY RUNNING THIS HAS HAPPENED.NO VEHICLES AT ALL WERE ALLOWED TO LEAVE BERLIN FOR THE WEST, AND THE HELMSTEDT TO BERLIN AUTOBAHN WAS COMPLETELY CLOSED IN BOTH DIRECTIONS.A TRICKLE OF VEHICLES CROSSED THE EAST GERMAN BORDER TOWARDS BERLIN ON OTHER ROUTES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA545GUGZ27L9T0YWL4FYOIUM2C
    Media URN:
    VLVA545GUGZ27L9T0YWL4FYOIUM2C
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/04/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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