• Short Summary

    Shots of Kennedy's UN speech intercut with pictures of activity around Berlin's new border.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.

    West German newsreel item.

    New York, United States of America / USA and Berlin, Federal Republic of Germany

    MS United States President, John F Kennedy, addressing United Nations Organisation / UNO Assembly on 25/09/1961. Kennedy's words heard over various shots, young West Berliners standing on cars with loudspeakers, waving to a house that stands on the new border between East and West where windows are being bricked in. Looking up at the house where someone is bricking up a window from the inside. Various shots, soldiers in East Berlin working near the fence, clearing the area, possibly establishing foundations of Berlin Wall - extracts from Kennedy's speech are heard.

    Various shots, loudspeakers mounted on vehicles. MS Group of East German soldiers. LS Group of East German children play on street. Various shots, East Berlin soldiers smoking, while listening to loudspeakers. MS Large sign saying " SchieBt nich auf Deutsche!". MS Pan down house where youth jumped to freedom but failed and killed himself, crowd gathered around memorial on pavement. MS and CU Wreaths on memorial. MS President Kennedy concluding his speech at United Nations (sync sound) "Never have the nations of the world had so much to lose...(commentary continues over Kennedy speaking). Kennedy (sync. sound) ".. and save it we must and then shall we earn the eternal thanks of mankind and as peacemakers the eternal blessing of God."

    Note: Date on original paperwork: 06/10/1961. German commentary. See also item UN 3643 C for Kennedy's full speech.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:59:06:00 / 02:01:11:00
    UN 3544 I

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