• Short Summary

    THERE ARE FOUR YOUNG GERMANS WHO ARE HAPPY TO BE IN WEST BERLIN TODAY. LAST?

  • Description

    THERE ARE FOUR YOUNG GERMANS WHO ARE HAPPY TO BE IN WEST BERLIN TODAY. LAST FRIDAY THEY WERE LIVING IN EAST GERMANY -- A PLACE THEY HAD WANTED TO LEAVE FOR A LONG TIME. AND LAST SATURDAY MORNING THEY GOT THEIR CHANCE.

    THE GROUP, COMPOSED OF TWO MEN, 23 AND 21 YEARS OLD, AN 18 YEAR OLD GIRL AND A 14 YEAR OLD BOY, SPOTTED AN EMPTY MILITARY TUCK ON AN EAST BERLIN STREET. AS ONE OF THE ESCAPEES OUT IT "WE HAD LONG WANTED TO GET OUT OF EAST GERMANY AND WE FLET THE TRUCK WAS OUT CHANCE TO FLEE TO THE WEST."
    THEY HAD TO RAM THE TRUCK THROUGH THREE BARBED WIRE BARRICADES. THEY MADE THROUGH TWO, BUT GOT STUCK IN THE THIRD. THEY HAD TO MAKE IT ON FOOT THE REST OF THE WAY, WHILE THE COMMUNIST GUARD WERE SHOOTING AT THEM.

    WHEN THEY REACHED THE AMERICAN SECTOR UNHURT, THEY WERE TAKEN TO A REFUGEE CAMP.

    THREE HOURS LATER, THE EAST GERMAN POLICE WERE ABLE TO PULL THE RUCK BACK TO EAST BERLIN AND WERE ALLOWED TO REPAIR THE BARRICADES.

    THE REFUGEES SAID THE COMMUNIST MARKINGS ON THE TRUCK HELPED CONSIDERABLE IN GETTING TO WEST..ALIVE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADIITET36XKDJZ9I3CEN4JBV3K
    Media URN:
    VLVADIITET36XKDJZ9I3CEN4JBV3K
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/07/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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