• Short Summary

    BRITISH TROOPS AND TANKS WERE CALLED TO THE EAST-WEST GERMAN BORDER AT STAAKEN IN THE SPANDAU BOROUGH OF WEST BERLIN, AUGUST 21, WITH THE REPORT OF INCREASED EAST GERMAN MILITARY ACTIVITY THERE.

  • Description

    BRITISH TROOPS AND TANKS WERE CALLED TO THE EAST-WEST GERMAN BORDER AT STAAKEN IN THE SPANDAU BOROUGH OF WEST BERLIN, AUGUST 21, WITH THE REPORT OF INCREASED EAST GERMAN MILITARY ACTIVITY THERE.

    THE BRITISH ALERT CAME AFTER A GROUP OF EAST GERMAN TROOPS WITH ARMOURED CARS DREW UP ON THE EASTERN SIDE OF THE BORDER WHERE IT RUNS ALONG THE MIDDLE OF A WIDE ROAD, FINKENKRUGER WEG, FOR ABOUT A MILE.

    A BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION NEWSMAN ON THE SPOT REPORTED (S.O.F.):
    STRENGTHENING THE FENCE AT STAAKEN FILLED ANOTHER LOOPHOLE TO EAST GERMANS WANTING TO FLEE TO WEST BERLIN. MAJOR-GENERAL SIR ROMAN DELACOMBE, THE BRITISH COMMANDANT, TOURED THE AREA AND WATCHED THE FENCE BEING STRENGTHENED DOWN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD BY EAST GERMAN SOLDIERS.

    THE B.B.C. REPORTER, PETER WOODS, INTERVIEWED THE GENERAL (S.O.F.):

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8QZM5I8D5IUK3W1H76JVZ4U86
    Media URN:
    VLVA8QZM5I8D5IUK3W1H76JVZ4U86
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/08/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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