• Short Summary

    ON THE EAST-WEST FRONTIER OF GERMANY, TWO EAST GERMAN BARGES WERE YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) STILL TIED UP AT SCHNACKENBURG, ON THE ELBE RIVER, BECAUSE THEIR CAPTAINS REFUSED TO PRODUCE THE USUAL PERMITS FOR ENTERING WEST GERMAN WATERS.

  • Description

    ON THE EAST-WEST FRONTIER OF GERMANY, TWO EAST GERMAN BARGES WERE YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) STILL TIED UP AT SCHNACKENBURG, ON THE ELBE RIVER, BECAUSE THEIR CAPTAINS REFUSED TO PRODUCE THE USUAL PERMITS FOR ENTERING WEST GERMAN WATERS.EAST GERMANY IS REFUSING TO RECOGNISE THE OLD FOUR-POWER PERMITS AGREEMENT FOR BARGE TRAFFIC ON THE GROUNDS THAT IT IS BASED ON OUTDATED ALLIED OCCUPATION PRACTICES, AND HAS INTRODUCED A PERMIT SYSTEM OF ITS OWN.

    THE EAST GERMAN BARGES ARRIVED AT SCHNACKENBURG ON THURSDAY.INSTEAD OF SHOWING THEIR WEST GERMAN ENTRY PERMITS AS USUAL, THE CAPTAINS CLAIMED THAT THE NEW PERMITS ISSUED BY THE EAST GERMAN TRANSPORT MINISTRY GAVE THEM RIGHT OF ENTRY.THE ELBE, USED BOTH EAST AND WEST GERMAN BARGES, IS THE MAIN WATERWAY LINKING WEST BERLIN WITH HAMBURG, IN WEST GERMANY.

    THE RESTRAINT OF THE EAST GERMAN BARGES AT SCHNACKENBURG IS SEEN AS A CHALLENGE BY WEST GERMANY TO EAST GERMANY'S RIGHT TO IMPOSE UNILATERAL REGULATIONS ON TRAFFIC TO AND FROM BERLIN.THE WESTERN ALLIES, AMERICA, BRITAIN, AND FRANCE, HAVE ISSUED STATEMENTS RE-AFFIRMING THAT THEY, WITH THE SOVIET UNION, HAVE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY FOR WATERWAYS LINKING THE TWO SECTIONS OF GERMANY.

    MEANWHILE, WEST GERMAN BARGES ENTERING EAST GERMANY ON THEIR WAY TO WEST BERLIN ARE APPLYING FOR THE NEW EAST GERMAN PASSES, BUT UNDER PROTEST.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEAM9VYB69XH71MNC1CVQSU2HN
    Media URN:
    VLVAEAM9VYB69XH71MNC1CVQSU2HN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/07/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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