• Short Summary

    TWO EAST GERMAN FAMILIES BROKE THROUGH BERLIN BORDER FORTIFICATIONS AND CROSSED INTO THE BRITISH SECTOR UNDER A HAIL OF MACHINE GUN BULLETS TODAY (SUNDAY).

  • Description

    TWO EAST GERMAN FAMILIES BROKE THROUGH BERLIN BORDER FORTIFICATIONS AND CROSSED INTO THE BRITISH SECTOR UNDER A HAIL OF MACHINE GUN BULLETS TODAY (SUNDAY). THEY DID IT IN A BULLDOZER AND CROUCHING BEHIND STEEL PLATING THEY HAD CLAMPED ON THE CABIN FOR PROTECTION, THEY SMASHED THROUGH FOUR BARBED WIRE AND CONCRETE FENCES.

    ONE OF THE MEN IN THE BULLDOZER WAS SLIGHTLY INJURED ON THE HEAD WHEN A BULLET THUDDED INTO THE STEEL PLATING SHIELDING HIM. HIS YOUNG WIFE AND THREE-YEAR-OLD SON.

    THE OTHER HUSBAND, WHO DROVE THE VEHICLE, HAD HIS 18-YEAR-OLD WIFE WITH HIM. SHE IS EXPECTING A BABY. THEY POSED FOR NEWSMEN OUTSIDE A WEST BERLIN POLICE STATION AND ASKED THAT THEIR NAMES SHOULD NOT BE REVEALED.

    MEANWHILE WEST BERLIN POLICE AFTER DISCUSSIONS WITH THE BRITISH COMMANDANT ALLOWED EAST GERMAN GUARDS TO PULL THE BULLDOZER BACK INTO THE EAST ZONE.

    EAST GERMAN BORDER GUARDS IN A HIGH WATCHTOWER HAD FIRED 30 HITS ON THE BULLDOZER AND OTHER BULLET MARKS WERE FOUND ON TREES AND A GARDEN NEARBY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACO4S0L1SMTOC2F9UEA5VOW0G0
    Media URN:
    VLVACO4S0L1SMTOC2F9UEA5VOW0G0
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/09/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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