• Short Summary

    "WE ACCUSE" SAID THE INSCRIPTION ON A 7FT WOODEN CROSS CARRIED BY YOUNG DEMONSTRATORS THROUGH THE STREETS OF WEST BERLIN ON AUG 13, THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF THE ERECTION BY EAST GERMAN TROOPS OF THE BORDER WALL CUTTING ACROSS GERMANY'S FORMER CAPITAL.

  • Description

    "WE ACCUSE" SAID THE INSCRIPTION ON A 7FT WOODEN CROSS CARRIED BY YOUNG DEMONSTRATORS THROUGH THE STREETS OF WEST BERLIN ON AUG 13, THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF THE ERECTION BY EAST GERMAN TROOPS OF THE BORDER WALL CUTTING ACROSS GERMANY'S FORMER CAPITAL.

    SOME 500 PEOPLE FOLLOWED THE CROSS DOWN THE FORMER VICTORY AVENUE - NOW KNOWN AS "STREET OF JUNE 17" IN COMMEMORATION OF THE ABORTIVE EAST GERMAN UPRISING IN 1953 - TO THE BRANDENBURG GATE. THE DEMONSTRATORS THEN MARCHED ALONG THE BORDER, SHOUTING "THE WALL MUST GO" AND DISPLAYING A PLACARD READING "LET US BEAR TOGETHER THE SORROWS OF THE SEPARATION OF AUGUST 13 - OUT FATHERLAND IS GERMANY, NOT THE FEDERAL AND THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC".

    PRIVATE CARS JOINED THE IMPROMPTU PROCESSION, AND ABOUT 50 WEST BERLIN POLICEMEN ON MOTORCYCLES AND IN RADIO PATROL CARS WITH SIRENS BLARING ACCOMPANIED IT BUT DID NOT INTERFERE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAA1N20LUHOQ9Z0MF6EVNPHIQ0M
    Media URN:
    VLVAA1N20LUHOQ9Z0MF6EVNPHIQ0M
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/08/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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