• Short Summary

    A T-SHAPED HOLE, BIG ENOUGH FOR A MAN TO WALK THROUGH, AS TORN IN THE BERLIN WALL LAST NIGHT (SUNDAY) BY AN EXPLOSION WHICH SHATTERED NEARBY WINDOWS.

  • Description

    A T-SHAPED HOLE, BIG ENOUGH FOR A MAN TO WALK THROUGH, AS TORN IN THE BERLIN WALL LAST NIGHT (SUNDAY) BY AN EXPLOSION WHICH SHATTERED NEARBY WINDOWS.

    THE EXPLOSION OCCURRED AT 9PM LOCAL TIME IN JERUSALEMER STRASSE, NEAR THE AMERICAN BORDER CHECKPOINT CHARLIE. WEST BERLIN POLICE SAID IT WAS THE BIGGEST BLAST YET SINCE THE WALL WAS PUT UP BY THE EAST GERMAN AUTHORITIES 16 MONTHS AGO. IT RIPPED THROUGH A LARGE WHITE-PAINTED SLOGAN ON THE WESTERN SIDE, READING HOW MUCH LONGER? - CONCENTRATION CAMP EAST GERMANY".

    HEAVILY ARMED EAST GERMAN BORDER GUARDS ARRIVED ON THE EASTERN SIDE OF THE WALL, AND WEST BERLIN POLICE RUSHED IN TO SEA OFF THE AREA FROM THE AMERICAN SECTOR.

    WEST BERLIN POLICE LATER ARRESTED THREE WEST BERLIN MEN IN CONNECTION WITH THE EXPLOSION. THEY WERE SAID TO BE CONNECTED WITH "EXTREME RIGHT-WING CIRCLES". THE GAP IN THE WALL WAS BRICKED UP TODAY BY EAST GERMAN BORDER GUARDS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6QCULLGPF62SN0XCW8FCQ4L5O
    Media URN:
    VLVA6QCULLGPF62SN0XCW8FCQ4L5O
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/12/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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