• Short Summary

    Lieutenant-General Woronzow, Chief of Staff of Soviet forces in Germany, informed the heads of British, United States and French missions in Potsdam, East Germany, Mar 14, that inter-zonal passes issued before Jan 29 would be valid without alteration.

  • Description

    Lieutenant-General Woronzow, Chief of Staff of Soviet forces in Germany, informed the heads of British, United States and French missions in Potsdam, East Germany, Mar 14, that inter-zonal passes issued before Jan 29 would be valid without alteration. A Mar 11 order by the British Commander-in-Chief, restricting the travel of Soviet military mission members in Bunde, West Germany, was then promptly rescinded.

    On Jan 29 the western military missions in Potsdam, East Germany were issued with new passes referring to the "German Democratic Republic" instead of the "Soviet Occupied Zone of Germany". The Western allied ordered their missions not to accept the new passes. As a result they were practically restricted to their residences in Potsdam.

    Mar 11 the British Commander-in-Chief in the British Occupied zone issued an order restricting travel of Soviet military mission members at Bunde to a radius of ten miles. Radio equipped cars, manned by British Army Military Police, patrolled the area.

    The official East German News Agency said the Soviet climb-down was in accordance with the expressed wishes of Soviet Premier Krushchev that nothing should disturb the international atmosphere before the May 16 "Summit" conference.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAY9JCLL7LPZV6D0TJQ60Y5EB7
    Media URN:
    VLVAAY9JCLL7LPZV6D0TJQ60Y5EB7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/03/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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