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    Helmstadt and Berlin.

    (Reel 3) MS. British soldiers nailing up a 'To Berlin' sign on the re-opened Autobahn, and SCU. MS. British sergeant looking at road sign. SCU. The sergeant looking at map by side of road sign. MS. Painters working on British check point building. Another painter puts white line on road. LS. Workmen tearing down barricade that separates the East and West sectors. MS. Workman painting Russian check point (2 shots). MS. Civilians passing through check point, showing passes as they have done throughout the blockade. CU. Hands holding a pass, checking it and handing it back. Another pass is examined. MS. SCU. Germans taking down the road barricades that have separated the Eastern and Western zones (4 shots). MS. Russian soldiers patrolling platform of station. MS. Trucks being loaded with flour to take to Berlin. CU. Words - 'Russian Zone' on board. SCU. Road sign - 'Berlin'. LS. Travel shot along the Autobahn with groups of children waving. MS. Lorries lined up waiting for the O.K. to move off. MS. Workmen loading flour. CU. Door of truck being slid into position. MS. Food trucks moving off. LS. Wagons laden with farming and construction equipment moving off. CU. Wagon bearing a steamroller passing camera. CU. 'Nach Berlin' chalked on piece of equipment. LS.G.V. interior view of meeting being addressed by Gen. Lucius Clay. (Special session of the Berlin Magistrat). MS. Clay speaking from rostrum (2 shots). SCU. Franz Neumann SPD Chairman, in audience, applauding. MS. Clay being escorted to his car by Ernst Reuter pan to press photographers, being pushed back by police. LS. G.V. of Berlin taken from the lift inside the Berlin Funkturn (Radiotower) as it descends. CU. Driver of the first train into Berlin being presented with bunch of lilac by small girl (2 shots). MS. Coach passing through the check point. (3 shots). Food lorry follows in last shot. MS. Jeep of the Autobahn Courtesy Patrol having pass checked. MS. The Union Jack being hoisted at British check point. SCU. The flag flying. MS. Elevated shot crowds waiting to welcome first arrival in Berlin. MS. Crowd around journalist with garland over head with 'Welt im Film' on ribbon. MS. One of the first lorries to arrive with garland on bonnet. LS. Elevated shot scene round check point as first cars go through. MS. Various shots at Berlin check point as first car arrives. Driver is welcomed and greeted with flowers. (12 shots) Barrier is lifted. MS. Various shots as barrier is lifted at Helmstadt check point (9 shots). MS. Girls operating switchboard flashing news round the world. MS. More night scenes at check point (3 shots). CU. Train moving out. CU. Train wheels. MS. Scene at check point. SCU. Signalman letting train through. MS. Porter moving rain off. SCU. Gates opening at check point. MS. Crowds watching. MS. Car driving through check point. MS. Girl writing Berlin on truck.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:13:00 / 01:08:45:00
    UN 2131 C
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    UN 2131 C
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    Travel & Exploration Religion & Politics War & Revolution
    The Cold War Berlin Blockade and Airlift Berlin Blockade and Airlift 1940s Trains Germany
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