• Short Summary

    EAST GERMAN WORKERS ERECTED IN ELECTRIFIED BARBED WIRE FENCE OUTSIDE THE BORDER TOWN OF STAAKEN IN THE BRITISH SECTOR OF WEST BERLIN, FEB 15.

  • Description

    EAST GERMAN WORKERS ERECTED IN ELECTRIFIED BARBED WIRE FENCE OUTSIDE THE BORDER TOWN OF STAAKEN IN THE BRITISH SECTOR OF WEST BERLIN, FEB 15. SINCE THE COMPLETION OF THE MAIN WALL THAT DIVIDES EAST BERLIN FROM THE WEST THE EAST GERMANS HAVE BEEN HARD AT WORK SEALING OFF THEIR BORDER AROUND THE THREE ALLIED ZONES IN AN ATTEMPT TO HALT THE DWINDLING STREAM OF REFUGEES.

    WATCH TOWERS ARE MANED BY THE "PEOPLES POLICE" ARMED WITH MACHINE GUNS. THE ELECTRIFIED FENCE STRENGTHENS TWO BARBED WIRE BARRIERS THAT WERE CONSTRUCTED SOME MONTHS AGO. IT RUNS FOR ABOUT A MILE AND A QUARTER.

    A STRONG BODY OF GUARDS HAS BEEN MOUNTED AROUND A RAIL JUNCTION JUST INSIDE THE EAST GERMAN BORDER. SO FAR THE SITUATION HAS BEEN QUIET AT THIS POINT WITH NO MAJOR BORDER INCIDENTS.

    ON FEB 15, BRITAIN, FRANCE AND THE UNITED STATES PROTESTED TO THE SOVIET FOREIGN MINISTRY ABOUT A NUMBER OF INCIDENTS WHERE RUSSIAN FIGHTERS HARASSED WESTERN CIVIL AND MILITARY AIRCRAFT IN THE BERLIN AIR CORRIDORS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB2JFVYT4OFYAV8R2XN353RR0D
    Media URN:
    VLVAB2JFVYT4OFYAV8R2XN353RR0D
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/02/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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