• Short Summary

    AN 18-YEAR-OLD EAST GERMAN BOY WAS SHOT WHILE TRYING TO CROSS THE BORDER INTO THE WESTERN ZONE OF BERLIN ON FRIDAY.

  • Description

    ******* THIS ITEM IS NOT TO BE SUPPLIED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES - REFER CLIENTS TO ARTV, BERLIN - TEL: 30 312 2436 FAX: 30 312 2448 FOR MATERIAL ****

    GV PAN.. TEAR GAS SMOKE AT WALL
    SLV WEST GERMAN POLICE BY SMOKING GAS BOMB
    SV ANOTHER ANGLE DITTO
    SV EAST GERMAN GUARDS RUNNING ALONG WALL
    SLV MORE EAST GERMAN POLICE RUNNING
    LV DITTO
    SLV EAST GERMANS RUN WITH WOUNDED BOY
    SLV OTHER EAST GERMAN POLICE IN SINGLE FILE
    MV & CU..WEST GERMAN OFFICIALS CONFER WITH POLICE OFFICER (3 SHOTS)
    LV EAST GERMAN WATER CANNON BROUGHT UP
    SLV EAST GERMAN TROOPS CONFER WITH CIVILIAN
    SV WEST GERMAN SPECTATORS
    GV DITTO
    LV SPECTATORS ON ROOF OF EAST BERLIN BUILDING
    SLV TEAR GAS BOMB SMOKING ON WEST SIDE OF WALL
    LV DITTO
    SV PAN.. WEST BERLIN SPECTATORS
    GV WALL - WITH TEAR GAS SMOKE
    IM/S/JF/BB
    Background: AN 18-YEAR-OLD EAST GERMAN BOY WAS SHOT WHILE TRYING TO CROSS THE BORDER INTO THE WESTERN ZONE OF BERLIN ON FRIDAY. FOR ALMOST AN HOUR THE YOUTH LAY BLEEDING IN CLEAR SIGHT OF WEST BERLINERS BEFORE THE EAST GERMAN POLICE CARRIED HIM AWAY. LATER IT WAS ANNOUNCED THAT HE HAD DIED IN HOSPITAL.

    WEST BERLINERS WHO SAW THE INCIDENT STATED THAT HE HAD BEEN HIT IN THE BACK AND STOMACH BY AUTOMATIC PISTOL FIRE. WHEN THE SHOOTING STARTED HE HAD REACHED THE TOP OF THE SIX FOOT WALL BUT HE FELL BACK INTO THE EASTERN SECTOR.

    AS THE EAST GERMAN POLICE MADE NO ATTEMPT TO GO TO HIS AID THE WEST BERLIN POLICE THREW A FIRST AID KIT TO HIM, BUT HE WAS TOO WEAK TO USE IT. WHEN HIS CRIES HAD STOPPED FOR SEVERAL MINUTES AN EAST GERMAN BORDER GUARD CARRIED HIM AWAY OVER HIS SHOULDER.

    ANOTHER 18-YEAR-OLD WHO MADE A DASH FOR THE WALL AT THE SAME TIME DID MANAGE TO ESCAPE SAFELY. BOTH OF THEM HAD BEEN WORKING ON A BUILDING SITE CLOSE TO THE WALL.

    (THE SHOOTING OF THE YOUTH - ONE OF MORE THAN 50 TO BE KILLED WHILE ATTEMPTING TO ESCAPE SINCE THE WALL WENT UP A YEAR AGO - SOON BROUGHT OUT A LARGE CROWD OF WEST BERLINERS. AS THEIR NUMBERS BEGAN TO GROW THEY SHOUTED "MURDERERS" AND "BANDITS". THEY DISPERSED WHEN THE EAST GERMAN POLICE THREW FOUR TEAR GAS BOMBS AMONG THEM. THESE WERE THROWN BACK INTO THE EAST BY WEST BERLIN POLICE. ON SATURDAY ANOTHER LARGE CROWD FORMED JUST INSIDE THE WESTERN BORDER AND ONLY BROKE UP WHEN THE EAST GERMAN POLICE ATTACKED WITH TEAR GAS.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAJKEJCVVU3DP1UKU9CJ0GJ3DV
    Media URN:
    VLVAAJKEJCVVU3DP1UKU9CJ0GJ3DV
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/08/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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