The Berlin Wall: The situation after 4 years and flashbacks to the first year
FOUR YEARS OF THE BERLIN WALL.
Commentary in German.
V.S. East German guards busy putting up sheets of metal which will replace the barbed wire sections of the Berlin Wall. V.S. On the East Berlin side of the wall the houses are being demolished so as to give the guards a better view of the wall. M.S . Street sign, 'Bernauer Stresse'.
V.S. Flashback to 1961 and the sudden closing of another sector. A 77 year old woman being lowered from first floor window and she is dropped, but she's free. General scenes of people fleeing. The people who were parted stand and wave to their friends and relatives caught in the red net in East Berlin. The windows of the houses just across the wall are being bricked in. The wall stretches across a main street and the tram can only go as far as it can and then turns back.
(Comb. Fine Grain.)