• Short Summary

    ANOTHER INVASION OF VISITORS FROM WEST GERMANY TO EAST BERLIN - THOUGH, FOR THE EASTER HOLIDAY, NOT AS INTENSIVE AS AT LAST CHRISTMAS...

  • Description

    ANOTHER INVASION OF VISITORS FROM WEST GERMANY TO EAST BERLIN - THOUGH, FOR THE EASTER HOLIDAY, NOT AS INTENSIVE AS AT LAST CHRISTMAS...

    FROM EARLY MORNING GOOD FRIDAY, A HEAVY STREAM OF WEST GERMAN AND FOREIGN TOURING CARS TRAVELLED ALONG THE INTERZONAL AUTOBAHN THROUGH CHECKPOINT BRAVA (DREILINDEN) TO BERLIN.

    EAST GERMAN BORDER GUARDS HANDLED THE FLOW OF CARS QUICKLY AND THERE WERE NO QUEUES OR LONG WAITS AS THERE WERE AT CHECKPOINT HELMSTEDT, ON THE BORDER BETWEEN WEST AND EAST GERMANY.

    MANY WEST GERMAN AND FOREIGN MOTORIST WERE OUT ON THE ROADS EARLY YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) TOO. FOR THE GERMANS... AND OUTING DEVOTED TO SEEING RELATIVES AND FRIENDS IN EAST BERLIN. THERE WERE LONG QUEUES - FOR ABREAST - WAITING FOR CLEARANCE AT CHECKPOINT HEINRICH-HEINE-STRASSE, BETWEEN THE AMERICAN AND RUSSIAN SECTOR. THE FAST WAY TO CHECK THROUGH WAS TO BE A PEDESTRIAN, OUR CAMERAMEN REPORTED.

    FINALLY, A LOOK THOUGH HIS LONG-RANGE LENS TO THE CHECKPOINT ON THE EAST SIDE WITH BORDER GUARDS AND POLICE CLEARING LONG QUEUES OF WAITING CARS.

    (THERE'S LIKELY TO BE AN EASING TOO OF RESTRICTIONS ON TRAVEL BY SOME EAST GERMANS TO NATO COUNTRIES. AN ANNOUNCEMENT IS EXPECTED ABOUT IT IN BONN AND BERLIN SHORTLY. MUSICIANS, ACTORS AND SPORTSMEN WOULD BE THE FIRST TO BE ALLOWED TO TRAVEL. SINCE THE BERLIN WALL WENT UP IN 1961, NEARLY ALL EAST GERMAN HAVE BEEN BANNED FROM NATO COUNTRIES.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAJBWCERX8YCY4IXYB4S4C31I6
    Media URN:
    VLVAJBWCERX8YCY4IXYB4S4C31I6
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/03/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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