• Short Summary

    East German border restrictions in Berlin relaxed on Wednesday (May 17) for the Whitsun holidays this weekend--allowing West Berliners to cross the wall on masse for the second time this year.

  • Description

    East German border restrictions in Berlin relaxed on Wednesday (May 17) for the Whitsun holidays this weekend--allowing West Berliners to cross the wall on masse for the second time this year. The first occasion was at Easter, when almost a quarter of West Berlin's two million residents crossed the wall to spend up to three days in East Berlin for the first time in six years. They were also allowed into east Germany for the first time in nearly twenty years.

    West Berlin authorities have estimated that during Whitsun there will be a sharp increase in the numbers of visitors to the Eastern sector--three quarters of a million about three hundred thousand more than crossed at Easter.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD15OK3COXGXQEI438TPI9WGNB
    Media URN:
    VLVAD15OK3COXGXQEI438TPI9WGNB
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/05/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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