• Short Summary

    MORE THAN 300 WEST BERLINERS ASSEMBLED LAST NIGHT (SATURDAY) AT THE BERLIN WALL WHERE PAUL SCHULTZ, AN 18 YEAR-OLD EAST GERMAN, WAS FATALLY WOUNDED ON CHRISTMAS DAY (DECEMBER 25) BY EAST GERMAN GUARDS AS HE TRIED TO CLIMB OVER THE WALL.

  • Description

    MORE THAN 300 WEST BERLINERS ASSEMBLED LAST NIGHT (SATURDAY) AT THE BERLIN WALL WHERE PAUL SCHULTZ, AN 18 YEAR-OLD EAST GERMAN, WAS FATALLY WOUNDED ON CHRISTMAS DAY (DECEMBER 25) BY EAST GERMAN GUARDS AS HE TRIED TO CLIMB OVER THE WALL.

    MANY OF THE PEOPLE WHO ATTENDED THE TORCHLIGHT CEREMONY CARRIED BANNERS SAYING "UNITED NATIONS-WE NEED ACTION" AND "HOW LONG ARE WE TO LOOK ON?" THEY GATHERED AROUND DIETER WYCISK, A 23-YEAR-OLD BAVARIAN CARPENTER WHO HAS BEEN ON A HUNGER STRIKE SINCE THURSDAY AT THE WOODEN CROSS WHICH MARKS THE SPOT WHERE THE SHOOTING OCCURRED.

    EARLIER IN THE DAY, THE BOY'S BODY WAS RETURNED TO EAST BERLIN IN A WEST GERMAN HEARSE.

    TODAY (SUNDAY) A RECORD 130,000 WEST BERLINERS FLOODED INTO EAST BERLIN UNDER THE CHRISTMAS PASSES SCHEME, AND LONG QUEUES OF CARS BUILT UP AT THE WALL'S FOUR CROSSING POINTS.

    EAST GERMAN BORDER GUARDS WERE CHECKING UP TO 20 CARS A MINUTE AT ONE STAGE AS VEHICLES REACHED THE WALL FIVE AND SIX ABREAST.AT THE HEIGHT OF THE RUSH, EAST GERMAN OFFICIALS APPEALED OVER LOUDSPEAKERS TO WEST BERLINERS TO RETURN HOME EARLY TO PREVENT BIG TRAFFIC JAMS BUILDING UP.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA981YVVAP2VM81JCXL6232ZYRD
    Media URN:
    VLVA981YVVAP2VM81JCXL6232ZYRD
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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