• Short Summary

    FINISHING TOUCHES WERE PUT TO NEWLY ERECTED SLOCKS OF FLATS IN EAST BERLIN, NOT FAR FROM THE AMERICAN SECTOR BOUNDARY, SEPT. 28, IN PREPARATION OF A LARGE-SCALE MOVEMENT OF FAMILIES WHO HAD THEIR HOMES DIRECTLY AT THE BORDER IN OTHER DISTRICTS OF EAST BERLIN.

  • Description

    FINISHING TOUCHES WERE PUT TO NEWLY ERECTED SLOCKS OF FLATS IN EAST BERLIN, NOT FAR FROM THE AMERICAN SECTOR BOUNDARY, SEPT. 28, IN PREPARATION OF A LARGE-SCALE MOVEMENT OF FAMILIES WHO HAD THEIR HOMES DIRECTLY AT THE BORDER IN OTHER DISTRICTS OF EAST BERLIN.

    MORE EAST BERLINERS WERE OUSTED FROM HOUSES ON THE BORDER AS EAST GERMAN TROOPS WRECKED BUILDINGS, CLEARED TREES AND DUG DITCHES TO ESTABLISH A 100-YARD STRIP OF NO MAN'S LAND ALONG THEIR SIDE OF THE BOUNDARY. ON SEPT. 24 ALONE, 140 FAMILIES WERE MOVED OUT OF FLATS ADJOINING THE FRENCH SECTOR. ANNOUNCING THIS, THE OFFICIAL EAST GERMAN ORGAN "NEUES DEUTSCHLAND" ADDED: "EVACUATIONS ARE TO CONTINUE UNTIL EVERYONE HAS A QUIETER PLACE TO LIVE."
    MEANWHILE, THE COLD WAR ACROSS THE BORDER WAS CARRIED ON IN THE NOW WELL-ESTABLISHED MANNER. EAST GERMAN SOLDIERS DID THEIR BEST TO SPOIL THE WORK OF WESTERN CAMERAMEN BY FLASHING MIRRORS INTO THEIR LENSES. AT HEIDEKAMP BRIDGE, SPANNING THE TELTOW CANAL WHICH RUNS BETWEEN THE AMERICAN AND RUSSIAN SECTORS, A LOUDSPEAKER TRUCK WAS BLARING OUT MARCH MUSIC ON THE EASTERN SIDE, WHILE A VAN ON THE WESTERN SIDE BROADCAST A NEWS PROGRAMME TO EAST BERLIN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVANW3420HRDTLO5PI6FE92XMLR
    Media URN:
    VLVANW3420HRDTLO5PI6FE92XMLR
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/09/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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