• Short Summary

    THE FIRST WESTERN MILITARY CONVOY TO REINFORCE THE WEST BERLIN GARRISON DROVE THROUGH THE MAIN STREETS OF THE CITY AMID A WARM WELCOME FROM CHEERING CITIZENS, AUG 20.

  • Description

    1.
    LV CONVOY ENTERS KURFUERSTENDAMM MAIN STREET.
    0.05

    2.
    SV DITTO.
    0.12

    3.
    CU TROOPS WAVE FROM LORRY.
    0.14

    4.
    SCU WOMAN WAVES.
    0.17

    5.
    TRAVEL SHOT... SOF CHEERING CROWDS.
    0.22

    6.
    CU SOF REPORTER SPEAKS FROM LORRY: "I AM RIDING IN THE MIDDLE.." SOF ENDS "...SYMBOLIC TO WEST BERLINERS."
    1.15

    7.
    SV PAN.. U.S. SOLDIER GIVES FLOWER TO GIRL IN CROWD.
    1.19

    8.
    SCU PAN.. LORRIES PASS.
    1.28


    TRANSCRIPT: BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION NEWSMAN: "I AM RIDING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CONVOY BRINGING THE 1500 HUNDRED AMERICAN TROOPS TO REINFORCE THE GARRISON HERE IN WEST BERLIN AND WHAT A FANTASTIC WELCOME THESE SOLDIERS ARE GETTING. ALL OF WEST BERLIN HAS TURNED OUT TO SAY A CHEERY HELLO TO THESE SOLDIERS WHOM TO SO MANY WEST BERLINERS PRESENT A SYMBOL THAT THE WESTERN POWERS HAVEN'T LET THE WEST BERLINERS DOWN. THE SOLDIERS CAME OVER THE RUSSIAN CHECKPOINT ABOUT AN HOUR AND A HALF AGO. THEY WERE SOMEWHAT DELAYED BECAUSE SOME OF THEIR VEHICLES BROKE DOWN, BUT NOW THE ARE OVER, AND WE ARE GOING DOWN THE KURFUERSTENDAMM, ONE OF THE MAIN STREETS OF WEST BERLIN, AND EVERYBODY IS SMILING AND WAVING. THE GIRLS ARE THROWING FLOWERS AND BLOWING KISSES TO THE AMERICAN TROOPS, AND, OF COURSE, THE AMERICAN SOLDIERS HERE ARE REACTING JUST AS AMERICAN SOLDIERS DO ALL OVER THE WORLD. THEY ARE ABSOLUTELY LOVING IT, THESE MEN...SYMBOLIC TO THE WEST BERLINERS."




    Initials JRG/V/MR/PB


    (EDITORS: 6077/6083/61 REINFORCEMENTS, 6080/61 JOHNSON-BERLIN)

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE FIRST WESTERN MILITARY CONVOY TO REINFORCE THE WEST BERLIN GARRISON DROVE THROUGH THE MAIN STREETS OF THE CITY AMID A WARM WELCOME FROM CHEERING CITIZENS, AUG 20.

    REMINISCENT OF LIBERATION DAY PARADES OF WORLD WAR TWO, THE MILITARY CONVOY - OF AMERICAN TROOPS - MET A HAIL OF FLOWERS AND WAVES FROM WEST BERLINERS LINING THE STREETS ON BOTH SIDES.

    TRAVELLING WITH THE CONVOY, A BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION NEWSMAN REPORTED (SOF):
    NEXT DAY, AUG 21, CZECHOSLOVAKIA, FOLLOWING THE USSR PLEDGE, ANNOUNCED ITS INTENTION TO SIGN A SEPARATE PEACE TREATY WITH EAST GERMANY BY THE END OF THE YEAR.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB9N4W2SXCYGA8GCL1BNYXVTCB
    Media URN:
    VLVAB9N4W2SXCYGA8GCL1BNYXVTCB
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/08/1961
    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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