• Short Summary

    THE AUTHORITIES IN EAST BERLIN, GERMANY, ERECTED NEW POLE BARRIERS, SIMILAR TO THOSE USED TO CONTROL THE FLOW OF TRAFFIC AT INTERNATIONAL BORDERS, AT THE SEVEN CROSSING POINTS STILL OPEN IN THE DIVIDED CITY ON DEC 8.

  • Description

    THE AUTHORITIES IN EAST BERLIN, GERMANY, ERECTED NEW POLE BARRIERS, SIMILAR TO THOSE USED TO CONTROL THE FLOW OF TRAFFIC AT INTERNATIONAL BORDERS, AT THE SEVEN CROSSING POINTS STILL OPEN IN THE DIVIDED CITY ON DEC 8. BORDER POLICE STATIONED AT THE CROSSINGS WATCHED AS THE WORKMEN ERECTED THE BARRIERS.

    THIS NEW MOVE HAS BEEN TAKEN TO EMPHASISE THE VIEW OF THE EAST BERLIN AUTHORITIES THAT THE WALL CUTTING ACROSS THE CITY, AND THE CHECKPOINTS STILL OPEN, CONSTITUTE A STATE FRONTIER. THE BARRIERS WILL EASE THE CONTROL OF TRAFFIC IN AND OUT OF THE EASTERN SECTOR.

    AN AMERICAN CONVOY OF TROOP REPLACEMENTS ARRIVED IN WEST BERLIN ON DEC 8 AFTER A 90 MINUTE DELAY AT THE BABELSBERG CROSSING POINT CAUSED BY MISCOUNTING BY THE RUSSIAN GUARDS. THERE WERE NO OTHER INCIDENTS. THE TROOPS ARE TAKING THE PLACE OF OTHERS WHO HAVE ALREADY LEFT. THEY MOVED FROM HELMSTEDT ALONG THE AUTOBAHN THROUGH EAST GERMANY TO REACH WEST BERLIN. THE EAST BERLIN AUTHORITIES CALLED THEIR MOVEMENT A "PROVOCATION".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAF0ZXU6QHPTIJQQJOWW7ELKIJ3
    Media URN:
    VLVAF0ZXU6QHPTIJQQJOWW7ELKIJ3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/12/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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