• Short Summary

    Young man defects to West by using ladder to climb over Berlin Wall and into waiting truck.

  • Description

    Title reads: "The Wall - Special Report".

    Flight over Berlin Wall - East German escapes by ladder, East Germany / West Germany.

    High angled shot looking over the wall into cemetery in East German sector. C/U of gravestones. L/S of East German Guard patrolling in cemetery. C/U of Alsatian patrol dog on a running leash. All shots taken looking through barbed wire.

    High angled shot of lorry backed up against gate of cemetery on West German side. Men in the truck are preparing to place ladder over barbed wire. M/S as ladder is being pushed over the wall. A man runs from behind a tombstone in the cemetery and catches hold of the end of the ladder. He scrambles to the top of the ladder, over the wall and into the back of the lorry. He embraces the people in the truck, a woman runs over and kisses the man. The truck drives off at speed. C/U of guards running. Top shot lorry driving off. M/S of ladder still propped up on East German side. M/S guard dog in cemetery.

    The young man defecting is Stanislaus Gefreefer, a 25 year old mathematician.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:03:00 / 01:02:09:00

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