• Short Summary

    Westberlin's police was issued during the last weeks with a new weapon a 9mm submachine gun called in police terms the "MP(L)" (machine pistol long).

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    CUs of weapon, police man in front of Brandenburg Gate, Than several long lens shots over the Wall of Eastgerman border guards with their automatic rifle - the Russian made 7,62mm "Kalashnikoff"-, than Eastgerman armoured car behind barbed wire, EG border guards on motorcycle patrolling border, watchtower, barbed wire etc.




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    Background: Westberlin's police was issued during the last weeks with a new weapon a 9mm submachine gun called in police terms the "MP(L)" (machine pistol long). FYI: During organising coverage of this, I ran against a wall of cottonwood at police officials. Later I found out that the weapon which is allegedly made in France is really manufactured at the Westgerman "Walther" works -a famous old German arms factory - and only is stamped by French authorities to make it look like a French weapon.

    So police authorities and man on duty do not like to be filmed with this gun. I talked two into it.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA79I1WDNB66GD2FWJB2JI3HEVY
    Media URN:
    VLVA79I1WDNB66GD2FWJB2JI3HEVY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/04/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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