• Short Summary

    A MOTORISED BATTLE GROUP OF THE UNITED STATES INFANTRY, STATIONED AT BAMBERG IN BAVARIA, CROSSED INTO EAST GERMANY AT THE HELMSTEDT BORDER CHECKPOINT, EARLY ON NOV 10, AND DROVE ALONG THE AUTOBAHN TO WEST BERLIN.

  • Description

    1.
    LV TRUCKS ON ROAD NEAR HELMSTEDT.
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    2.
    CU SIGN POST HELMSTEDT.
    0.07

    3.
    LV PAN FROM ALLIED CHECKPOINT. TO TRUCKS.
    0.15

    4.
    BACK V... TRUCKS ON ROAD OVER BORDER.
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    5.
    LV TRUCKS ON ROAD NEAR MAGDEL???, EE. GERMANY.
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    6.
    TRAVEL SHOT ON ROAD.
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    7.
    TRAVEL SHOT TRUCKS PASSING.
    0.30

    8.
    CU ALLIED CHECKPOINT OUTSIDE BERLIN.
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    9.
    SV ALLIED FLAGS PAN TO TRUCKS PASSING CAMERAMAN.
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    10.
    LV RESTAURANT AT ALLIED CHECKPOINT.
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    11.
    SV BRITISH GUARDS.
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    12.
    SV /3 AMERICANS BEING CHECKED BEFORE PASSING INTO W. BERLIN.
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    13.
    TV AMERICANS AND JOURNALISTS.
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    14.
    LV US SECTOR SIGNPOST TO BERLIN BEAR STATUE.
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    Initials KJ/S/JH/LW



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A MOTORISED BATTLE GROUP OF THE UNITED STATES INFANTRY, STATIONED AT BAMBERG IN BAVARIA, CROSSED INTO EAST GERMANY AT THE HELMSTEDT BORDER CHECKPOINT, EARLY ON NOV 10, AND DROVE ALONG THE AUTOBAHN TO WEST BERLIN.

    SOVIET AUTHORITIES HAD BEEN INFORMED OF THE MOVE, AND CONTROLS ON EAST GERMAN TERRITORY BOTH AT THE BORDER AND THE CITY BOUNDARY WERE CARRIED OUT AS USUAL BY RUSSIAN REPRESENTATIVES. THERE WERE NO INCIDENTS.

    THE BATTLE GROUP IS THE FIRST UNIT TO GO TO WEST BERLIN MERELY FOR THE PURPOSE OF A FEW DAYS' TRAINING. WHILE THE BATTLE GROUP IS IN BERLIN, A WEST BERLIN UNIT WILL MOVE TO WEST GERMANY FOR FIELD EXERCISES, NOT NORMALLY FEASIBLE WITHIN THE DIVIDED CITY. THE AMERICAN ARMY HAS ANNOUNCED THAT SIMILAR TROOP MOVEMENTS TO AND FROM BERLIN WOULD CONTINUE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5K7JGUL2QOEFLLFDLJ60ATFU
    Media URN:
    VLVA5K7JGUL2QOEFLLFDLJ60ATFU
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/11/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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