American newsreel about election of mayor in Berlin - start divide into East and West.
Unissued / unused material.
American newsreel item.
Title reads: "Key elections split Berlin".
L/S of Berlin. Various shots people walking past high fences with barbed wire that divides the Western sector from the Eastern. Various shots men pasting up election posters in Western sector, good shot in front of crumbling Brandenburg gate. Various night shots Mayor of Berlin Louise Schroeder on her return to Berlin. She waves to cameras and walks amongst group of supporters. Various shots election rally, with man addressing crowd.
Please note shot lists on old records and dope sheets for UN 2049 G do not match item transferred. Item transferred is identical to UN 2040 B - see separate record for details. Old shot list reads as follows:
Aerial shot Berlin. L/S session of the City Assembly (Communists). L/S members of the assembly at the Admiralspalast, Berlin's light opera house. M/S Communist sympathisers going through the motions of electing a Lord Mayor. Outside the opera house, a 100, 000 East Sector Berliners rally to await election results. Various shots Fritz Ebert, new Mayor of the Assembly, speaking to the crowd. Various shots Berliners listening. L/S outside the City Hall in the Eastern Sector, liaison officers of the three Western Powers are seen leaving. L/S train coming into station. C/U Berlin station sign. Crowds on station platform. L/S queue of Berliners waiting to vote in the Western Sector. Various shots Berliners voting. C/U Berlin's present Mayor, Louise Schroeder, in voting booth, and Social Democrat Ernst Reuter in polling booth. M/S Ballot box being upset onto table. M/S girl viewing large board giving voting results, pan round to map of Berlin. Various shots Ernst Reuter speaking to the newly-elected assembly: "The people of Berlin want nothing else than to be a free people. No dictatorship will stop our free elections".
Date given is 13/12/1948. It is possible this item has been transferred elsewhere with different UN number. AH 2002.