• Short Summary

    ON BOTH SIDES OF THE BERLIN WALL, CELEBRATIONS MARKING MAY DAY TOOK PLACE BEFORE LARGE CROWDS.

  • Description

    ON BOTH SIDES OF THE BERLIN WALL, CELEBRATIONS MARKING MAY DAY TOOK PLACE BEFORE LARGE CROWDS. THE TWO RIVAL POLITICAL FACTIONS TEND TO TAKE THE CROWD SIZE AS A MATTER OF PRESTIGE.

    THE EAST BERLIN PROCESSION RESEMBLED MOSCOW'S PARADE IN SO MUCH THAT IT DID NOT EMPHASISE THE MILITARY ASPECT. THE PARADE, HOWEVER, WAS IMPRESSIVE. AT 9 O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING, HERR WALTER ULBRICHT ARRIVED AT MARX-ENGELS PLATZ TO BE GREETED BY YOUNG PIONEERS CARRYING BUNCHES OF FLOWERS. AS THE PARADE WENT PAST THE DAIS, COMMUNIST YOUTH ORGANISATIONS WAVED BANNERS, LARGE PICTURES OF LEADING COMMUNIST CELEBRITIES AND SLOGANS READING: "FRIENDSHIP WITH SOVIET UNION GUARANTEES OUR FUTURE."
    ACROSS THE WALL, MAYOR WILLI BRANDT ADDRESSED A CROWD OF 400,000 CLOSE TO THE DIVIDING-LINE. IN FRONT OF THE REICHSTAG HERR BRANDT SPOKE ON THE THEME: "RESPONSIBILITY FOR BERLIN MEANS RESPONSIBILITY FOR GERMANY." ANTI-ASIAN, PRO-COMMUNIST ELEMENTS AND HECKLERS CLASHED WITH EACH OTHER AND CAUSED A LITTLE EXCITEMENT IN WHAT WAS A TYPICAL RALLY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5DCNRWYI6RGIXLPAUIBPED1SH
    Media URN:
    VLVA5DCNRWYI6RGIXLPAUIBPED1SH
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/05/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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