• Short Summary

    AT CHECKPOINTS ON THE EAST WEST BERLIN BORDER - AS AT THE PRINZENSTRASSE CROSSING, FILMED APRIL 15 - WEST BERLIN POLICE ARE NOW ISSUING ANTI DYSENTRY TABLETS AND MEDICAL INFORMATION PAMPHLETS TO ALL PEDESTRIANS.

  • Description

    AT CHECKPOINTS ON THE EAST WEST BERLIN BORDER - AS AT THE PRINZENSTRASSE CROSSING, FILMED APRIL 15 - WEST BERLIN POLICE ARE NOW ISSUING ANTI DYSENTRY TABLETS AND MEDICAL INFORMATION PAMPHLETS TO ALL PEDESTRIANS. DRIVERS AND PASSENGERS ENTERING OR LEAVING THE EASTERN SECTOR OF THE CITY.

    THESE PROPHYLACTIC MEASURES WERE DECREED ON APRIL 13, WHEN IT BECAME INCREASINGLY CLEAR THAT AN OUTBREAK OF DYSENTERY IN EAST BERLIN AT THE BEGINNING OF THE MONTH HAD TAKEN A FIRM HOLD AND WAS SPREADING TO PARTS OF EAST GERMANY.

    ON APRIL 12, WHEN THE NUMBER OF CASES HAD RISEN TO 36,000 AND FOUR PEOPLE HAD DIED, THE EAST BERLIN AUTHORITIES INVITED A WEST BERLIN HEALTH OFFICIAL FOR CONSULTATIONS. THIS FOLLOWED A WEST BERLIN OFFER TO SEND DOCTORS AND MEDICINE TO HELP COMBAT THE EPIDEMIC, IN THE FACE OF EAST GERMAN INSISTENCE THAT THE WEST BERLIN ADMINISTRATION WAS "EXPLOITING THE SITUATION FOR PURPOSES OF POLITICAL PROPAGANDA".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADMBJVARL0OBUKLEOFTYINCUCF
    Media URN:
    VLVADMBJVARL0OBUKLEOFTYINCUCF
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/04/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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