• Short Summary

    BERLIN AND ITS INFAMOUS WALL IS IN THE NEWS AGAIN, WITH FURTHER MEASURES BY THE EAST GERMAN BORDER GUARDS TO MAKE ESCAPE EVEN MORE DIFFICULT...

  • Description

    1.
    GV CEMETERY WORKERS REMOVING GRAVES AND RE-SITING THEM
    0.07

    2.
    GV EAST GERMAN GUARD IN OBSERVATION POST IN CHURCH STEEPLE
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    3.
    GV WORKERS REMOVING GRAVES
    0.20

    4.
    SV EAST GERMAN BORDER GUARD (2 SHOTS)
    0.25

    5.
    SV GUARD DOG
    0.29

    6.
    GV EAST GERMAN PACES OUT GROUND
    0.37

    7.
    GV WORKMAN KNOCKING DOWN WALL IN GRAVEYARD
    0.40

    8.
    GV OTHER WORKMEN REMOVING GRAVESTONES
    0.46

    9.
    GV OTHER WORKMEN REMOVING GRAVESTONES ON BARROW (2 SHOTS)
    0.59



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    Background: BERLIN AND ITS INFAMOUS WALL IS IN THE NEWS AGAIN, WITH FURTHER MEASURES BY THE EAST GERMAN BORDER GUARDS TO MAKE ESCAPE EVEN MORE DIFFICULT...IN THEIR SYSTEMATIC CLEARING AWAY OF BUILDINGS AND OTHER OBSTACLES WHICH OBSCURE THEIR VIEW OF THE WALL, THE EAST GERMAN AUTHORITIES HAVE NOW REACHED THE CEMETERY. ALONGSIDE THE BERNAUER STRASSE - SCENE OF A NUMBER OF ESCAPES, BOTH SUCCESSFUL AND UNSUCCESSFUL, SINCE THE WALL WAS BUILT IN AUGUST 1961.

    THIS OPERATION WAS FILMED FROM THE WESTERN SIDE OF THE WALL THIS MORNING (SATURDAY). WE APOLOGISE FOR THE QUALITY OF THE FILM, WHICH WAS SHOT WITH A TELEPHOTO LENS DIRECTLY INTO THE SUNLIGHT.

    (ON JULY 22ND THIS YEAR, A WEST BERLIN CITY GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL ANNOUNCED THAT 36 REFUGEES HAD BEEN SHOT DEAD BY EAST GERMAN BORDER GUARDS WHILE TRYING TO ESCAPE, SINCE THE WALL WAS BUILT IN AUGUST 1961. HE ADDED THAT A FURTHER 16 HAD DROWNED WHILE TRYING TO SWIM TO WEST BERLIN ACROSS RIVERS AND LAKES, OR HAD DIED JUMPING FROM HOUSES NEAR THE BORDER, BRINGING THE TOTAL OF DEAD TO 52. A TOTAL OF 3,479 HAD FLED TO WEST BERLIN, INCLUDING 432 EAST GERMAN GUARDS IN UNIFORM.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7743ASVB1VN4JCLVNF6SX4EFG
    Media URN:
    VLVA7743ASVB1VN4JCLVNF6SX4EFG
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/10/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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