• Short Summary

    THE BERLIN IN WALL, SET UP IN 1961, IS BEING REBUILT NEAR THE OLD REICHSTAG BUILDING IN BERLIN.

  • Description

    THE BERLIN IN WALL, SET UP IN 1961, IS BEING REBUILT NEAR THE OLD REICHSTAG BUILDING IN BERLIN. THE WORK IS PART OF A PROJECT TO MODERNISE AND STRENGTHEN THE BORDER.

    SO FAR STRETCHES BORDERING THE BRITISH, FRENCH AND AMERICAN SECTORS HAVE BEEN REBUILT.

    THE MAIN DEMOLITION WORK ON THE WALL NEAR THE REICHSTAG WAS STARTED TODAY (WEDNESDAY). IT FACES THE BRITISH SECTOR, AND IS SIX FEET (TWO METRES) FROM THE FOOT OF THE BUILDING.

    AN ARMED PERSONNEL CARRIER AND THREE DOGS GUARDED THE SOLDIERS WHO USE PNEUMATIC DRILLS, PICK AXES AND A CRANE TO TEAR DOWN THE WALL. AFTERWARDS THEY SEALED THE GAP WITH BARBED WIRE.

    WORK OF MODERNISING THE BORDER IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED BY 1970.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7GON9M3W1RFPVUPLBSNE09HLL
    Media URN:
    VLVA7GON9M3W1RFPVUPLBSNE09HLL
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/07/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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