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    Coal trucks, Russian zone, pedestrians passing through

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    Helmstadt and Berlin. (Reel 2)

    CU. Roadsign - 'Reichautobahn, Berliner-Ring 162km.' LS. Section of the Autobahn with weeds showing through cracks. MS. and CU. Weeds growing in the Autobahn. MS. Pan along coal trucks waiting in Brunswick railway yard. SCU. Woman and man having their passes checked at British check point. LS. and MS. Linesman fixing telephone wires. SCU. Telegraph pole being painted. SCU. Interior of British check point with M.P. at switchboard. MS. Coal trucks in rail yard at Helmstadt. MS. British soldier fixing wire to rail truck. CU. Hand writing 'Berlin' on side of truck. MS. and SCU. British soldier labelling truck. SCU. Pan along truck. LS. G.V. the railway marshalling yard. SCU. Wheels of trucks passing camera. SCU. Truck driver pulling lever pan up to line of coal-filled trucks behind. MS. Elevated line of coal trucks moving off. MS. Check point in Soviet zone. MS. Workers getting ready to paint sign in Soviet zone. SCU. Workmen painting sign board. MS. Worker painting Union Jack on board in British zone. CU. Sign - 'Helmstadt check point - Royal Military Police'. CU. A British M.P. at switchboard inside check point. SCU. Worker painting board. LS. The Russian check point. MS. British M.P. giving directions over 'phone while he traces route along the Autobahn to Berlin on map. MS. Workmen erecting boards (2 shots). SCU. Woman pulling trolley laden with cases. MS. Woman and little girl walking along street. LS. Russian check point. MS. Pedestrians passing through frontier check point as they have done all through the blockade. MS. and MS. American soldiers playing cards round bonnet of jeep at check point. MS. Waiting convoy of jeeps with U.S. troops playing cards on bonnet of first in line. MS. Group of press cameramen getting their cameras ready. MS. Interior two men at meeting of Russian Zone and British Zone railwaymen. CU. Back view of one of the delegates. CU. Another delegate. MS. Russian delegate and others seated at table. CU. Russian delegate. LMS. Conference table. CU. Delegate. LMS. Same as scene 44. LS. Crowds outside Helmstadt station. CU. Back view Russian officer chatting to civilians. CU. Sign signalling train to Berlin being raised at Helmstadt station. CU. The sign - 'Berlin'. MS. The check point at Helmstadt opening. MS. Mobile canteen driving through. MS. The first train to Berlin driving out of Helmstadt station. Photographer in foreground. SCU. Notice in window of carriage - 'U.S. Army - PID PRESS CARD, BERLIN TRAIN'. SCU. British army officer at check point. MS. Jeeps driving past through check point. MS. Officials shaking hands with people on platform before boarding the first train for Berlin. MS. People boarding train (2 shots). LS. Train moving out of platform. MS. The driver and fireman looking out of cab window. CU. Engine steaming out. CU. Wheels on rails. SCU. Driver at controls. MS. People milling around at check point. MS. Scene at Russian check point before barrier is lifted. SCU. People in crowd looking on at check point. MS. Various shots of scenes at check point (2 shots). MS. The first train leaving Helmstadt station. People waving from windows. SCU. Civilian car driving through check point. MS. Russian and U.S. soldiers at check point.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:12:28:00 / 01:17:24:00
    UN 2131 B

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