• Short Summary

    More barriers go up to block flow of refugees from East to West Berlin.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Berlin. Barriers Shock West".

    Berlin, Germany.

    GV looking out across West Berlin at old Kaiser Wilhelm church and new building. GV Large building with people walking in foreground. SV sign "End of French Sector". GV the Brandenburg gate.

    GV elevated refugees in a camp. GV elevated refugees their cases sitting on the grass. SV Refugees. CU woman eating. CU a cat. CU small girl holding doll. SV refugees outside building presumable waiting to register. GV train drawing into station. SV crowd on platform. SV people getting out of train one woman is cuddling her small son. CU the woman with her small son. SV luggage being loaded onto aircraft. GV people boarding aircraft. LV pan aircraft taking off. GV refugees in camp. GV a Marquee with refugees sitting under it. SV refugee being handed food. SV a man amusing his small child. CU small boy being wheeled in push chair. SV people getting of trains. SV people getting onto tram. SV the family along street the mother is pushing pushchair young child in it. GV overgrown railway lines. SV Communist guards by shed. CU Posts forming barrier over tram lines. SV Derelict tram. Angle shot railway signals. CU overgrown railway lines pan up to deserted goods wagon. GV Communist tanks in street. SV Communist guards with armoured car in background. GV red soldiers digging up road with pneumatic drill. SV Ditto. SV reds putting up bare wire barriers. SV road being dug up with drill. CU barb wire being put up. SV road with rubble piled up where the reds have dug it up. GV Ditto. SV pan barb wire barrier with red soldiers on other side. SV red guard. CU German news sheet. SV would be refugees on other side of wire barrier pleading with two guards a woman is gesticulating. CU the woman talking rapidly and half crying she puts her handkerchief to her eyes. and weeps. CU unmoved red guards. CU the woman crying. GV red soldiers in the shadow of the Brandenburg gate. GV pan from long line of red guards to Brandenburg gate.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1734.10
    Media URN:
    53812
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    17/08/1961
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:10:00 / 01:19:25:00
    Canister:
    61/66

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "Kaiser Wilhelm church and new building" - the new building is the church's new belfry, added in 1963.

    "GV train drawing into station" - it's the Berlin Zoologischer Garten station.

    "GV refugees in camp" - it's the Marienfelde Refugee Centre.

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