• Short Summary

    A BRIDGE BLOWN UP BY THE GERMAN ARMY TO DELAY THE ADVANCING AMERICAN TROOPS IN 1945 IS SHORTLY TO BE REPAIRED.

  • Description

    A BRIDGE BLOWN UP BY THE GERMAN ARMY TO DELAY THE ADVANCING AMERICAN TROOPS IN 1945 IS SHORTLY TO BE REPAIRED. THE DELAY HAS BEEN DUE TO THE FACT THAT THIS ROAD BRIDGE CROSSES THE RIVER SAALE, THE FRONTIER BETWEEN EAST AND WEST GERMANY.

    PREPARATIONS WERE UNDER WAY TODAY (FRIDAY) FOR A START ON MONDAY: SURVEYING TEAMS AND ENGINEERS WERE EXAMINING THE STRUCTURE OF THE BRIDGE WHILE OTHER TEAMS CLEARED MINEFIELDS SURROUNDING THE APPROACH ROAD ON THE EASTERN SIDE OF THE BRIDGE. RECENTLY, TWO EAST GERMANS WORKING ON THE MINE-CLEARING OPERATION ATTEMPTED TO ESCAPE. ONE LOST A LEG WHEN A MINE EXPLODED BENEATH HIM WHILE THE OTHER WAS CAPTURED HALF AN HOUR LATER.

    SOON AFTER TALKS BETWEEN THE EAST AND WEST AUTHORITIES BEGAN THE POSSIBILITY OF 'INCIDENTS' WAS ADMITTED, AND THE WEST GERMANS AGREED TO ERECT A WOODEN FENCE AS A DETERRENT TO WOULD-BE REFUGEES.

    THE REBUILDING OPERATION WILL MEAN THE RESTORATION OF THE OLD AUTOBAHN CONNECTION BETWEEN BERLIN AND MUNICH BY THE END OF 1966.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7AB1D9E0VR69ES5RIQB29GO7M
    Media URN:
    VLVA7AB1D9E0VR69ES5RIQB29GO7M
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/09/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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