• Short Summary

    WINDOWS OF CERTAIN BUILDINGS ALONG THE EAST-WEST BERLIN BORDER -ALREADY BRICKED UP BY THE EAST GERMANS TO PREVENT REFUGEES ESCAPING - HAVE A NEW REFINEMENT.

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    WINDOWS OF CERTAIN BUILDINGS ALONG THE EAST-WEST BERLIN BORDER -ALREADY BRICKED UP BY THE EAST GERMANS TO PREVENT REFUGEES ESCAPING - HAVE A NEW REFINEMENT. IT WAS SEEN JUNE 5 THAT FIRING-SLITS HAVE BEEN BUILT INTO THE WALLS BELOW THE WINDOWS.

    CONCRETE SHELTERS WITH FIRING-SLITS ARE ALSO UNDER CONSTRUCTION AT VARIOUS POINTS ALONG THE 25-MILE WALL. THE PILL-BOXES STAND SEVEN OR EIGHT FEET HIGH AND ARE ABOUT ONE-FOOT THICK. THE FIRING POSTS HAVE NO BACK WALL OR ROOF, AND THE THREE SIDES FACING TOWARDS THE WEST HAVE GUN SLITS AT AIMING HEIGHT.

    THESE ARE THOUGHT TO HAVE BEEN BUILT TO PROTECT EASY GERMAN BORDER GUARDS DURING THE SHOOTING EXCHANGES WITH WEST BERLIN POLICE WHICH OCCUR OCCASIONALLY ACROSS THE CONCRETE WALL-BARBED WIRE BARRIER BETWEEN THE TWO SECTORS. IN TWO MAJOR CLASHES DURING THE PAST TWO WEEKS, EASY GERMAN GUARDS HAVE FIRED ON ESCAPEES AND WEST POLICE.

    THE SAME DAY - JUNE 5 - TWO BRITISH "SARACEN" ARMOURED CARS AND AN EAST GERMAN ARMOURED TROOPS CARRIER FACED EACH OTHER FOR MORE THAN TWO HOURS FROM OPPOSITE BANKS OF THE RIVER SPREE, WHERE EAST GERMAN GUARDS EARLIER HAD SHOT AND KILLED A MAN SWIMMING TO THE WEST. THEY WITHDREW AFTER EAST GERMAN FROGMEN RECOVERED THE BODY FROM THE RIVER BED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7PGSFLLD6LF6OKACB1J5NN3P7
    Media URN:
    VLVA7PGSFLLD6LF6OKACB1J5NN3P7
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/06/1962
    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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