American newsreel showing how West Berliners are combating Soviet blockade.
Unissued / unused material.
American newsreel item.
Title reads: "100 Days of Blockade".
West Sector Berlin, Germany.
Panning shot ruined buildings of Berlin. Various Allied Command building. M/S crowd in streets. M/S interior of a factory. C/U welder working. M/S gates being closed to underground railway. L/S trams passing. L/S gates to underground closed. C/U. housewife putting saucepan onto stove - flame of gas is low because Soviet blockade has effected fuel supply. M/S lights going out inside room. Various shots pictures being printed by press - the blockade has stopped electricity so the printer is powered by woman on a bicycle. L/S crumbling Brandenburger Tor (Brandenburg Gate). M/S police car. C/U policeman inside car talking.
L/S Berlin city assembly. C/U Berlin's acting mayor, Dr. Friedensburg speaking. L/S crowds of people assemble at street corners, listening as speech is relayed through loud speakers. M/S people reading newspapers. C/U "Die Welt" newspaper. C/U woman serving at grocery stall. M/S Berliners leaving grocery shop.
Sequence showing how Berliners, with help of Americans and British, are combating the blockade: L/S plane flying overhead. Various shots plane flying overhead with titles superimposed over image of number of flights, number of miles. M/S tractor flattening runway. M/S machine spraying tarmac. L/Ss German workers brushing the tarmac. L/S barrels of tar being rolled along bridge. L/S coal being unloaded from lorries into barges. L/S barges on river. L/S flying boat / seaplane taking off. L/S plane landing at Templehof Aerodrome. Several shots Skymaster landing. L/S lorry driving over to Skymaster. L/S people watching Dakota landing.
American commentary - moral boosting, very anti-Soviet. Date given on old records is 11/11/1948.