• Short Summary

    SOVIET COSMONAUTS YURI GAGARIN AND VALENTINA TERESHKOVA ARRIVED IN THE EASTERN SECTOR OF BERLIN LAST NIGHT (THURSDAY) TO A TUMULTUOUS WELCOME FROM THOUSANDS OF EASTERN BERLINERS.

  • Description

    SOVIET COSMONAUTS YURI GAGARIN AND VALENTINA TERESHKOVA ARRIVED IN THE EASTERN SECTOR OF BERLIN LAST NIGHT (THURSDAY) TO A TUMULTUOUS WELCOME FROM THOUSANDS OF EASTERN BERLINERS.

    IT WAS ESTIMATED A QUARTER OF A MILLION CITY DWELLERS LINED THE STREETS TO WATCH THEM GO BY.THEIR VISIT HAD BEEN PRECEDED BY A MASSIVE PUBLICITY BUILDUP.

    COLONEL GAGARIN AND MISS TERESHKOVA ARRIVED BY SPECIAL TRAIN AT THE MAIN STATION FROM SCHOENFELD AIRPORT AFTER FLYING IN FROM NEW YORK AND AFTER A TOUCHDOWN IN PRESTWICK (SCOTLAND).

    SMILING BROADLY, THEY DESCENDED FROM THE TRAIN TO BE GREETED BY THE EAST GERMAN COMMUNIST LEADER HERR WALTER ULBRICHT BEFORE CLIMBING INTO OPEN CARS FOR A TRIUMPHAL DERIVE THROUGH THE STREETS.

    EARLIER, THE BLONDE RUSSIAN GIRL TOLD BRITISH PRESSMEN THAT NEITHER SHE NOR COLONEL GAGARIN KNEW THEN THE RUSSIAN MOON ATTEMPT WOULD BE MADE.SHE REFUSED TO BE DRAWN ON REPORT OF HER ROMANCE WITH SOVIET COSMONAUT ANDRIAN NIKOLAYEV."IT SEEMS FROM REPORTS THAT I HAVE MANY FIANCES", SHE SAID."I DON'T KNOW WHO I'LL MARRY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABK9CHHA5K4DI83ZOWIA2N855K
    Media URN:
    VLVABK9CHHA5K4DI83ZOWIA2N855K
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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