Account of life in Berlin during the communist blockade of the city.
Berlin, Germany. This is a German newsreel story with German commentary.
M.S. Crowds in streets ( 4 shots) S.C.U. Black Market transactions in streets. M.S. Man running through streets amongst crowds in doorway. Fleeing from police. M.S. Police checking black marketeers in. M.S. Policeman leading in Black Marketeer. M.S. Black marketeers being put in truck. S.C.U. In truck. M.S. Truck driving away. M.S. Rear view truck driving away through crowded streets. M.S. A 'Rias' loudspeaker truck broadcasting news of gas and electricity cuts in street ( 2 shots).C.U. Crowds listening to truck. C.U. Man speaking into mike. M.S. Crowd listening. C.U. Two men listening. M.S. Crowd applauding. L.S. Aerial view of mass of coal trucks. blocked at the border. M.S. Coal, trucks. C.U. Certificate on side of coal truck. C.U. Coal. M.S. Sign - 'International Control Vessel' M.S. Barges containing vital goods that are stopped in the border. ( 2 shots) L.S. Sea 'plane in water. ( Sunderland.) M.S. Sea 'plane in water ( Sunderland) M.S. Boat alongside Sunderland. M.S. Men unloading Sunderland into boat. M.S. Men unloading Sunderland into boat. S.C.U. Sunderland float going through water L.S. Sunderland taking off. L.S. Sunderland flying overhead. L.S. Aerial view of river. C.U. Pilot. C.U. Map. M.S. Broadcasting control rooms. S.C.U. A man broadcasting. M.S. Truck backing onto skymaster that will take part in 'air lift.' M.S. Ramp being put aboard M.S. Bags of flour being rolled down ramp into truck. M.S. Bags being attacked in truck. C.U. George Marshall U.S. Sec. of State. broadcasting. C.U. Winston Churchill, leader of Conservative Opposition,driving through Luton. L.S. Crowd. M.S. Winston Churchill taking up position for speech. ( 2 shots) S.C.U. Churchill speaking 'We are all anxious about what is happening in Berlin. Last Month Mr. Bevin said we are in Berlin and we intend to stay there. L.S. General view crowd listening. M.S. Mrs Louis Schroeder, Berlin's Burgomaster, stepping down from 'plane S.C.U. Mrs. Schroeder with Burgomaster Brauer of Hamburg L.S. General view of the City Hall in Hamburg. ( Interior (2 shots) M.S. Burgomaster Schonfelder addressing the assembly. ( Nat. Snd.) M.S. The assembly ( 2 shots) L.S. Chairman of the Social Democratic Party, Klabunds addressing the meeting. M.S. People listening from balcony. M.S. Various shots of meetings in various German towns. L.S. to discuss sending help to Berlin. Crowds and speakers. addressing them (Comb. Neg.)