• Short Summary

    EAST GERMAN WORKMEN ARE PUTTING FINAL TOUCHES TO THE NEW WALL BEING BUILT ALONG THE BORDER BETWEEN WEST BERLIN AND EAST GERMANY PROPER.

  • Description

    1.
    SV PAN... WALL
    0.08

    2.
    LV WORKMEN WITH CRANE PULL SCREEN ALONG WALL.
    0.16

    3.
    SV EAST GERMAN TAKES PICTURE.
    0.17

    4.
    LV WORKMEN WITH CRANE, SCREEN PULLED ALONG WALL.
    0.25

    5.
    TV WORKMEN WITH CEMENT MIXTURE.
    0.30

    6.
    TV ARMED GUARDS (2 SHOTS).
    0.38

    7.
    LV WALLS WITH SCREEN ON TOP, CU SCREEN.
    0.44

    8.
    SV PAN... WALL.
    0.49


    OPTICAL


    9.
    GV VILLA HAMMERSCHMITT.
    0.53

    10.
    SV CAR ARRIVES.
    0.57

    11.
    SCU NORSTAD GREETED BY OFFICER.
    1.03

    12.
    LV NORSTAD AND PARTY ENTER HOUSE.
    1.05

    13.
    LV SPEIDEL, LUEBKE, NORSTAD, STRAUSS ENTER ROOM.
    1.12

    14.
    CU DITTO.
    1.17

    15.
    SV LUEBKE AND NORSTAD SHAKE HANDS.
    1.21



    Initials PGR/V/WH/LW



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: EAST GERMAN WORKMEN ARE PUTTING FINAL TOUCHES TO THE NEW WALL BEING BUILT ALONG THE BORDER BETWEEN WEST BERLIN AND EAST GERMANY PROPER. EAST SECTOR POLICE MOVED HIGH SCREENS ON ROLLERS ALONG THE WALL JULY 12 TO PREVENT WESTERN CAMERAMEN FROM FILMING THE CONSTRUCTION WORK.

    THE BOUNDARY, MARKED FOR YEARS BY A FENCE, RUNS IN AN ARC FOR ABOUT 69 MILES. THE NEW WALL IS NOT EXPECTED TO EXTEND THE ENTIRE LENGTH OF THE PERIMETER WHICH HAS ALREADY BEEN FORTIFIED WITH BARBED-WIRE, MINES, AND WATCH TOWERS.

    MEANWHILE, IN BONN, WEST GERMANY, GENERAL LAURIS NORSTAD, SUPREME ALLIED COMMANDER (EUROPE) OF NATO, FLEW IN FROM PARIS JULY 12 TO PAY A BRIEF COURTESY VISIT ON PRESIDENT LUEBKE OF WEST GERMANY.

    GENERAL NORSTAD WAS ACCOMPANIED BY GENERAL HANS SPEIDEL, COMMANDER OF NATO's CENTRAL EUROPEAN LAND FORCES. THE MEETING TOOK PLACE AT PRESIDENT LUEBKE'S RESIDENCE, VILLA HAMMERSCHMITT. ALSO PRESENT: WEST GERMAN DEFENCE MINISTER HERR STRAUSS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAE3BRQG1ZJKY4C29U9ZAO2JGR6
    Media URN:
    VLVAE3BRQG1ZJKY4C29U9ZAO2JGR6
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/07/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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