• Short Summary

    FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 7 YEARS THE WEST GERMAN BUNDESTAG MET IN WEST BERLIN TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

  • Description

    FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 7 YEARS THE WEST GERMAN BUNDESTAG MET IN WEST BERLIN TODAY (WEDNESDAY).AS REPRESENTATIVES STRAINED TO LISTEN TO SPEECHES MIG JET FIGHTERS ROARED LOW OVER THE BUILDING.OUTSIDE, BRITISH ARMY ARMOURED CARS PATROLLED THE CITY IN A SHOW OF STRENGTH.

    IN AN UNPRECEDENTED DISPLAY, COMMUNIST JET AIRCRAFT FLEW ONLY A FEW HUNDRED FEET ABOVE THE CITY AT INTERVALS OF ONLY A FEW MINUTES.ONE FORMATION FIRED CANNONS, BUT SINCE NO DAMAGE WAS DONE, THE ROUNDS WERE ASSUMED TO BE BLANKS.BUT LOUD SONIC BOOMS INTERRUPTED SPEECHES IN THE CONFERENCE HALL WHERE THE BUNDESTAG HAD GATHERED.THE EAST GERMAN PRIME MINISTER HAS CALLED THE BUNDESTAG MEETING 'ILLEGAL'.

    MORE THAN 1,000 PEOPLE WAITING TO WELCOME CHANCELLOR ERHARD WERE STARTLED BY ROCKETS FIRED OVER THE BERLIN WALL ON EXPLODING SHOWERED THEM WITH "HANDS OFF BERLIN" LEAFLETS.

    TWICE DURING THE DAY BRITISH TROOPS STAGED A SHOW OF ARMOURED STRENGTH IN WEST BERLIN, THE FIRST DURING THE CURRENT SITUATION.TANKS PARADED IN THE CITY STREETS, AND LATER 400 MEN DROVE THROUGH THE SECTOR IN ARMOURED VEHICLES.

    IN MOSCOW, THE BRITISH, AMERICAN AND FRENCH AMBASSADORS HAVE TODAY HANDED IN IDENTICAL NOTES TO THE FOREIGN MINISTRY SAYING THAT THE HINDERING OF TRAFFIC ON THE AUTOBAHN DURING THE PAST FEW DAYS -A GAIN TODAY THE BARRIERS WERE ERECTED BY THE EAST GERMAN AUTHORITIES - WAS A SERIOUS VIOLATION OF FREEDOM OF ACCESS.

    IN WASHINGTON, THE STATE DEPARTMENT TONIGHT DEPLORED "THE DANGEROUS AND PROVOCATIVE FLIGHT OF SOVIET AIRCRAFT OVER BERLIN AND THE AIR CORRIDOR.THIS LATEST ACT OF FIRING OVER WEST BERLIN RAISES THE LEVEL OF TENSION.IT OBVIOUSLY REPRESENTS PART OF A CAMPAIGN OF HARASSMENT, DIRECTED AT THE BUNDESTAG MEETING IN BERLIN TODAY...THE LATEST SOVIET ACTIONS CAN ONLY BE REGARDED AS AN ATTEMPT TO INTIMIDATE A BRAVE PEOPLE.....

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAESH6G9YHCREJSR2KDDAKLJKWS
    Media URN:
    VLVAESH6G9YHCREJSR2KDDAKLJKWS
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/04/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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