• Short Summary

    DESPITE EAST GERMAN COMMUNIST THREATS AND REPORTS OF RUSSIAN TROOP MOVEMENTS ON THE HELMSTEDT-BERLIN AUTOBAHN, THE FIRST MEN OF A UNITED STATES ARMY BETTLE GROUP ARRIVED IN WEST BERLIN, DEC 7, THEY WERE FILMED PASSING THROUGH "CHECKPOINT BRAVO", AFTER AN INCIDENT-FREE JOURNEY.

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    DESPITE EAST GERMAN COMMUNIST THREATS AND REPORTS OF RUSSIAN TROOP MOVEMENTS ON THE HELMSTEDT-BERLIN AUTOBAHN, THE FIRST MEN OF A UNITED STATES ARMY BETTLE GROUP ARRIVED IN WEST BERLIN, DEC 7, THEY WERE FILMED PASSING THROUGH "CHECKPOINT BRAVO", AFTER AN INCIDENT-FREE JOURNEY.

    THE GROUP IS REPLACING ANOTHER SENT TO BERLIN LAST AUGUST, WHICH IS RETURNING TO THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC. THE DEC 7 ADVANCE PARTY OF 172 MEN IN 23 LORRIES AND JEEPS WAS DELAYED FOR 89 MINUTES AT THE MARIENBORN CROSSING POINT, AND ANOTHER HOUR AT THE BABELSBERGS CROSSING POINT. RUSSIAN OFFICERS SUBJECTED THE CONVOY TO A THOROUGH CHECK - BUT EVERYTHING WAS FOUND TO BE IN ORDER.

    THEY WERE GIVEN A RUSSIAN ESCORT THROUGH EAST GERMANY AND EAST GERMAN GUARDS ON BRIDGES WERE REINFORCED. THE REST OF THE 1,500 MEN OF THE BATTLE GROUP WILL FOLLOW DURING THE NEXT FEW DAYS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8JRMO1UQWREUJUBWRYO5NI1W2
    Media URN:
    VLVA8JRMO1UQWREUJUBWRYO5NI1W2
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/12/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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