• Short Summary

    AMERICAN, FRENCH AND BRITISH TROOPS WITH ARMOURED SUPPORT CONTINUED THEIR PATROLS ALONG THE BORDER BETWEEN WEST AND EAST BERLIN, AUG 25, WHILE PEOPLE'S POLICE AND EAST GERMAN ARMY UNITS KEPT WATCH ON THEIR SIDE OF THE BOUNDARY.

  • Description

    AMERICAN, FRENCH AND BRITISH TROOPS WITH ARMOURED SUPPORT CONTINUED THEIR PATROLS ALONG THE BORDER BETWEEN WEST AND EAST BERLIN, AUG 25, WHILE PEOPLE'S POLICE AND EAST GERMAN ARMY UNITS KEPT WATCH ON THEIR SIDE OF THE BOUNDARY. EAST GERMAN WORKMEN EXTENDED THE CONCRETE BARRIER WHICH SEALS OFF EAST BERLIN.

    IN WEST BERLIN, MAYOR WILLY BRANDT SAID THAT THROUGH NO FAULT OF THE BERLINERS THE SITUATION HAD BECOME MORE AND MORE TENSE DURING THE PAST FEW DAYS. HE APPEALED TO THE WORLD TO UNDERSTAND THAT EAST GERMANY'S ACTION OF SEALING THE BORDERS WITH WEST BERLIN AFFECTED EVERYBODY. "WE NOW MAKE AN APPEAL TO EVERYONE TO PRESERVE PEACE," HE ADDED. FOR THAT, FIRMNESS AND DETERMINATION WERE NEEDED.

    IN MOSCOW, THE OFFICIAL COMMUNIST PARTY ORGAN "PRAVDA" SAID WEST GERMAN CHANCELLOR DR. ADENAUER WAS "READY TO FIGHT FOR WEST BERLIN TO THE LAST AMERICAN SOLDIER".

    IN LONDON IT WAS ANNOUNCED THAT PRIME MINISTER MACMILLAN AND LORD HOME, THE FOREIGN SECRETARY, ARE TO MEET OVER THE WEEKEND TO DISCUSS THE MENACING BERLIN SITUATION. THE FOREIGN OFFICE HAS WARNED ALL BRITONS INTENDING TO VISIT EAST GERMAN THAT THEY DO SO AT THEIR OWN RISK, REMINDING THEN THAT BRITAIN HAS NO CONSULAR OR DIPLOMATIC REPRESENTATION IN THE COMMUNIST-CONTROLLED PART OF GERMANY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAXQ8SL9ABFMF0S7PHTIHPRVAN
    Media URN:
    VLVAXQ8SL9ABFMF0S7PHTIHPRVAN
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/08/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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