• Short Summary

    DURING A SHORT VISIT TO WEST BERLIN, MR. HUGH GAITSKELL, LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION IN?

  • Description

    1.
    SV.PAN..GAITSKELL WITH MINISTER WALKS PAST TO GV. BRANDENBURG GATE.
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    2.
    SV.PAN..GAITSKELL WITH MINISTER.
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    3.
    BV. GAITSKELL WALKS TOWARDS WALL.
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    4.
    SV. GAITSKELL WALKS UP STEPS.
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    5.
    SV. GAITSKELL ON PLATFORM LOOKS OVER WALL.
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    6.
    GV. LOOKING ALONG WALL.
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    7.
    SV.PAN..FROM WALL TO GAITSKELL ON PLATFORM.
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    8.
    UNION JACK.
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    9.
    SV. GAITSKELL DOWN FROM PLATFORM.
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    10.
    SV. GAITSKELL WALKS WITH PRESS MEN.
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    11.
    CU. GAITSKELL TALKS TO PRESS.
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    12.
    SV. DITTO.
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    13.
    CU. SIGN "POTSDAMER PLATZ".
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    14.
    SV. CAR LEAVES.
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: DURING A SHORT VISIT TO WEST BERLIN, MR. HUGH GAITSKELL, LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION IN HER MAJESTY'S GOVERNMENT, WENT TO LOOK AT THE WALL DIVIDING THE GERMAN CITY JAN.3.

    MOUNTING AN OBSERVATION PLATFORM BUILT BY WEST BERLIN POLICE NEAR BRANDENBURG GATE, MR. GAITSKELL WAS ABLE TO LOOK OVER THE BARRIER BUILT BY THE EAST GERMAN AUTHORITIES.

    TO NEWSMEN AFTERWARDS, MR. GAITSKELL SAID: "THE BEST WAY TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THIS WALL MEANS IS TO IMAGINE THE SAME THING BUILT THROUGH LONDON". ASKED TO SMILE BY PHOTOGRAPHERS, HE SAID: "I DO NOT THINK THIS IS AN OCCASION FOR SMILING. IT IS A TERRIBLE THING TO DIVIDE A CITY LIKE THIS. THERE IS AN AIR OF COMPLETE DESOLATION ON THE OTHER SIDE. WHAT AN ADVERTISEM ADVERTISEMENT FOR COMMUNISM!."
    MR. GAITSKELL ARRIVED EARLIER IN THE DAY, AND WAS GREETED BY HERR BRANDT, CHIEF BURGOMASTER. HE IS TO ADDRESS THE ANGLO-GERMAN SOCIETY IN BERLIN, AND WILL GIVE A PRESS CONFERENCE BEFORE LEAVING THE CITY ON JAN.6.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8AH47GM8T4NR1PSF5UQYHPV7Z
    Media URN:
    VLVA8AH47GM8T4NR1PSF5UQYHPV7Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/01/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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