• Short Summary

    FOUR YOUNG EAST GERMANS CRASHED THEIR FIVE TON LORRY INTO THE BERLIN WALL EARLY TODAY (MONDAY) AND ESCAPED TO WEST BERLIN THROUGH THE HOLE IN THE MASSIVE CONCRETE BARRIER.

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    FOUR YOUNG EAST GERMANS CRASHED THEIR FIVE TON LORRY INTO THE BERLIN WALL EARLY TODAY (MONDAY) AND ESCAPED TO WEST BERLIN THROUGH THE HOLE IN THE MASSIVE CONCRETE BARRIER.

    THE FOUR, AGED BETWEEN 19 AND 24 WERE QUOTED BY WEST BERLINERS AS SAYING THEY HAD PLANNED THE ESCAPE THREE MONTHS AGO TO AVOID BEING CALLED UP FOR THE EAST GERMAN ARMY.

    WEST BERLIN POLICE SAID EAST GERMAN GUARDS FIRED SHOTS AT THE LORRY AS IT WAS WEDGED IN THE WALL BUT NO ONE WAS HIT.STEEL PLATES AND BARBED-WIRE WERE SOON PLACED ACROSS THE GAP BY THE EAST GERMAN AUTHORITIES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC3YA8210GPYX5UIM91GSYV6F3
    Media URN:
    VLVAC3YA8210GPYX5UIM91GSYV6F3
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/04/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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