• Short Summary

    GIANT LOUDSPEAKERS ON VANS AND MOBILE TOWERS WHICH CAN BE HEARD AT A DISTANCE OF FOUR MILES WERE USED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN WEST BERLIN YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) TO BROADCAST NEWS AND MUSIC INTO THE EASTERN SECTOR.

  • Description

    GIANT LOUDSPEAKERS ON VANS AND MOBILE TOWERS WHICH CAN BE HEARD AT A DISTANCE OF FOUR MILES WERE USED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN WEST BERLIN YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) TO BROADCAST NEWS AND MUSIC INTO THE EASTERN SECTOR. THE LOUDSPEAKERS ARE CAPABLE OF MAKING MORE NOISE THAN A JET AIRCRAFT'S ENGINES.

    THEY WERE USED YESTERDAY OPPOSITE A TANK BARRACKS WHERE EAST GERMAN TROOPS WERE PARADING IN HONOUR OF THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE RED ARMY'S CONQUEST OF BERLIN IN 1945. FOR AN HOUR THE LOUDSPEAKERS BEAMED NEWS AT THE BARRACKS, AND APPEALS NOT TO SHOOT AT REFUGEES. THE EAST GERMANS COUNTERED THE BARRAGE OF WORDS WITH MUSIC PLAYED AT FULL VOLUME.

    AFTER THE WALL WAS BUILT, THE WEST BERLIN AUTHORITIES STARTED USING SMALLER LOUDSPEAKERS TO BROADCAST NEWS AND PROPAGANDA TO EAST BERLIN GUARDS. EAST BERLIN RETALIATED WITH BIGGER EQUIPMENT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA71PDBSFVAWRMC2DGHJCYIK0K9
    Media URN:
    VLVA71PDBSFVAWRMC2DGHJCYIK0K9
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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