• Short Summary

    THE ALLIED SNOW OF STRENGTH OVER THEIR ACCESS RIGHTS TO EAST BERLIN CONTINUED OCT 27, WHEN BRITISH TROOPS WITH ARMOURED CARS AND CAMOUFLAGED GUNS GUARDED THE BOUNDARY AT THE BRANDENBURG GATE, AND AMERICAN TANKS WERE BROUGHT UP TO THE FRIEDRICHSTRASSE CHECKPOINT IN ANSWER TO RUSSIAN TANK MOVEMENTS ON THE EASTERN SIDE.

  • Description

    THE ALLIED SNOW OF STRENGTH OVER THEIR ACCESS RIGHTS TO EAST BERLIN CONTINUED OCT 27, WHEN BRITISH TROOPS WITH ARMOURED CARS AND CAMOUFLAGED GUNS GUARDED THE BOUNDARY AT THE BRANDENBURG GATE, AND AMERICAN TANKS WERE BROUGHT UP TO THE FRIEDRICHSTRASSE CHECKPOINT IN ANSWER TO RUSSIAN TANK MOVEMENTS ON THE EASTERN SIDE.

    SCENES AT THE BRANDENBURG GATE SHOW BRITISH TROOPS CHECKING CIVILIANS. CENTURION TANKS PARKED ABOUT 1,000 YARDS FROM THE GATE WERE RECALLED IN THE EARLY AFTERNOON, WHEN A BRITISH SPOKESMAN STATED THAT THE SITUATION WAS QUIET ENOUGH TO PERMIT THE WITHDRAWAL OF ADDITIONAL FORCES.

    AT FRIEDRICHSTRASSE, THREE AMERICAN ARMY VEHICLES WITH ARMED SOLDIERS ESCORTED AN OFFICIALLY LICENSED AMERICAN CAR WITH CIVILIANS INTO EAST BERLIN. AMERICAN TANKS AND ARMOURED VEHICLES WAITED AT THE BORDER FOR THEIR RETURN. SOVIET TANKS LATER APPEARED ON THE EASTERN SIDE.

    GENERAL LUCIUS CLAY, PRESIDENT KENNEDY'S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE IN WEST BERLIN, ISSUED A BRIEF STATEMENT SAYING: "THE FICTION OF AN EAST GERMAN STOPPAGE IS NOW DESTROYED." THE FACT THAT SOVIET TANKS WERE ON THE SCENE PROVED THAT THE HARASSMENTS WHICH WERE TAKING PLACE AT FRIEDRICHSTRASSE WERE NOT THOSE OF THE "SELF-STYLED EAST GERMAN GOVERNMENT BUT ORDERED BY ITS SOVIET MASTERS."

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    Film ID:
    VLVABDNCNTKZJ2KDJVA6QYJAKUSSY
    Media URN:
    VLVABDNCNTKZJ2KDJVA6QYJAKUSSY
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/10/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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