• Short Summary

    ABOUT 20 EAST GERMAN BORDER GUARDS ARE WORKING ON A NEW SIX-FOOT (NEARLY TWO-METRE) HIGH CONCRETE WALL AT EAST BERLIN'S BORDER WITH THE FRENCH SECTOR OF THE CITY.

  • Description

    ABOUT 20 EAST GERMAN BORDER GUARDS ARE WORKING ON A NEW SIX-FOOT (NEARLY TWO-METRE) HIGH CONCRETE WALL AT EAST BERLIN'S BORDER WITH THE FRENCH SECTOR OF THE CITY. THE NEW WALL, EXPECTED TO COVER A HALF-MILE STRETCH, REPLACES TRIPLE BARBED WIRE FENCES.

    THE NEW WALL IS BEING BUILT OF LARGE PREFABRICATED CONCRETE SLABS. IT'S GOING UP IN AN AREA OF NORTH BERLIN WHERE SEVERAL EAST GERMANS IN RECENT MONTHS HAVE CROSSED OVER UNOFFICIALLY INTO WEST BERLIN. ONE OF THE BARBED WIRE FENCES WHICH THE WALL REPLACES HAS BEEN RETAINED.

    (THE EAST GERMAN AUTHORITIES BEGAN BUILDING THE BERLIN WALL IN AUGUST 1961.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVASUK6QJ9HTOWJ7YV42J183ULH
    Media URN:
    VLVASUK6QJ9HTOWJ7YV42J183ULH
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/02/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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