• Short Summary

    Water traffic to West Berlin was one of the first forms of transport to be restricted when the Berlin blockade began 10 years ago, and now, following new East German travel restrictions - both in the divided city and at the frontier - water transport is again being held up.

  • Description

    Water traffic to West Berlin was one of the first forms of transport to be restricted when the Berlin blockade began 10 years ago, and now, following new East German travel restrictions - both in the divided city and at the frontier - water transport is again being held up.

    At Schnackenburg control point on the Elbe, Sept. 5, over a score of barges, bound for West Berlin from Hamburg, were being blocked, on the pretext that the water level in the river Harvel was too low for their cargoes of coal and cement.

    Restrictions on travel into West Berlin and between the two sectors of Berlin were lifted midnight Sept 4-5. A total of 1,000 travellers by road and rail had been prevented from making their journey to Berlin from West Germany. 700 got to their destination however, by using the free air passages offered to by the West Berlin Government.

    East German sources have attacked, as deliberate provocation, the forthcoming visit to Berlin of Dr. Erhard, West German Vice Chancellor and Economics Minister. With his recent speech at the exiles rally in Dusseldorf, the east Germans say Dr. Erhard had "joined the first rank of the Bonn revanchist ministers."

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    Film ID:
    VLVADGCAMA3IC7VDNZZB3H3R0QCWP
    Media URN:
    VLVADGCAMA3IC7VDNZZB3H3R0QCWP
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/09/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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