• Short Summary

    A NEW FLOWER-DECORATED BORDER CROSSING AT THE BERLIN WALL WAS OPENED YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) BY THE EAST GERMAN GOVERNMENT TO "FACILITATE TRANSIT TRAFFIC" FROM WEST BERLIN TO EAST GERMANY'S SCHOENEFELD AIRPORT.

  • Description

    A NEW FLOWER-DECORATED BORDER CROSSING AT THE BERLIN WALL WAS OPENED YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) BY THE EAST GERMAN GOVERNMENT TO "FACILITATE TRANSIT TRAFFIC" FROM WEST BERLIN TO EAST GERMANY'S SCHOENEFELD AIRPORT.

    THE FIRST PERSONS TO DRIVE ACROSS AT RUDOW WALTERSDORFER CHAUSSEE WERE TWO EAST GERMANS, THREE WEST BERLINERS AND TWO ISRAELIS.THE OPENING OF THE NEW CROSSING COINCIDED WITH A NEW DIRECT PASSENGER FLIGHT BETWEEN EAST BERLIN AND VIENNA.

    WEST BERLIN CITY OFFICIALS DESCRIBED THE CROSSING AS AN ATTEMPT TO ATTRACT MORE PASSENGERS AND REVIVE EAST GERMANY'S AIR TRAFFIC.IT ALLOWS WESTERN VISITORS TO REACH THE AIRPORT IN A FIVE-MINUTE DRIVE FROM THE WEST BERLIN BORDER.WESTERN PASSENGERS FORMERLY HAD TO MAKE AN HOUR'S DRIVE THROUGH EAST BERLIN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACU51MHVQWEEF6BMIFGX7OMTLZ
    Media URN:
    VLVACU51MHVQWEEF6BMIFGX7OMTLZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/06/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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