• Short Summary

    THE EAST GERMAN AUTHORITIES HAVE BUILT ANOTHER WALL. NOT ON THE BERLIN BORDER THIS TIME,?

  • Description

    THE EAST GERMAN AUTHORITIES HAVE BUILT ANOTHER WALL. NOT ON THE BERLIN BORDER THIS TIME, BUT AT THE RIVER-SIDE BORDER VILLAGE OF VACHA. WEST GERMANS SAY IT HAS BEEN BUILT TO STOP VILLAGERS OF VACHA FROM WAVING AND SIGNALLING TO FRIENDS AND RELATIVES IN THE VILLAGE OF PHILLIPSTHAL ON THE WEST GERMAN BANK OF THE RIVER WERRA, WHICH SEPARATES EAST AND WEST AT THIS POINT.

    ANOTHER POSSIBLE REASON MAY BE THAT THE EAST GERMANS ARE TAKING PRECAUTIONS TO STOP THE ANNUAL CROSS-RIVER COMMUNION BETWEEN EAST-WEST PILGRIMS WHO GATHER AT THIS POINT ON THE OCCASION OF THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1953 EAST GERMAN UPRISING - JUNE 17. LAST YEAR, EAST GERMAN BORDER GUARDS WERE PREVENTED FROM SHOOTING AT A REFUGEE SWIMMING THE RIVER BY THE LARGE CROWDS OF PEOPLE GATHERED ON THE WESTERN BANK.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAIFS4L21U8YAKWWJXBD3R3UB6
    Media URN:
    VLVAIFS4L21U8YAKWWJXBD3R3UB6
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/06/1962
    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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