• Short Summary

    SOVIET PRIME MINISTER KHRUSHCHEV - IN EAST BERLIN FOR THE CURRENT SOCIALIST UNITY PARTY CONGRESS - TODAY (THURSDAY) PAID HIS FIRST VISIT TO THE BERLIN WALL SINCE IT WAS BUILT IN AUGUST 1961.

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    SOVIET PRIME MINISTER KHRUSHCHEV - IN EAST BERLIN FOR THE CURRENT SOCIALIST UNITY PARTY CONGRESS - TODAY (THURSDAY) PAID HIS FIRST VISIT TO THE BERLIN WALL SINCE IT WAS BUILT IN AUGUST 1961.

    MR KHRUSHCHEV AND HIS PARTY, INCLUDING EAST GERMAN LEADER WALTER ULBRICHT, WAS FILMED FROM THE WESTERN SIDE OF THE WALL AS HE VISITED THE FRIEDRICHSTRASSE CHECKPOINT ON THE BOUNDARY BETWEEN EAST BERLIN AND THE CITY'S AMERICAN SECTOR.

    ONLY A FEW WEST BERLINERS WATCHED FROM BEHIND A POLICE BARRIER WHILE MR KHRUSHCHEV SMILED AND WAVED TO THEM BEFORE PASSING THROUGH THE EASTERN BARRIER TO TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THE BOUNDARY.

    THE SOVIET PREMIER WAS GREETED AT THE WALL BY MAJOR-GENERAL POPPE, THE EAST BERLIN CITY COMMANDANT, AND BY DEFENCE MINISTER HOFFMANN. ACCORDING TO THE EAST GERMAN OFFICIAL NEWS AGENCY, THE GENERAL - RECALLING THE TENSION OF OCTOBER 1961 - ASSURED MR KHRUSHCHEV THAT HIS FORCES WERE "READY TO CARRY OUT ANY FIGHTING TASKS".

    (A MEETING ARRANGED FOR TODAY BETWEEN MR KHRUSHCHEV AND WEST BERLIN'S MAYOR BRANDT WAS CALLED OFF. HERR BRANDT SAID HE HAD CANCELLED THE MEETING IN THE FACE OF OBJECTION FROM MEMBERS OF THE CITY PARLIAMENT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8Q29KVIR4G5HZJW3N231C1M73
    Media URN:
    VLVA8Q29KVIR4G5HZJW3N231C1M73
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/01/1963
    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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