German Railway Station scenes, and the building of a new airfield
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LATEST DEVELOPMENTS SPEEDING BERLIN AIR LIFT.
M.S. Helmsteadt railway station, the focal point of communications to Berlin, pan to railway line. M.S. Railway lines & signals. M.S. Wagons waiting in a siding for orders to move off. S.C.U. Wagons - man chalking Berlin on one of them. (2 shots). M.S. Gates marking entrance to the British zone. M.S. The barriers coming down at the zonal frontier. M.S. Union Jack flag flying. M.S. Police closing gates. M.S. Road in the British zone. M.S. British military policeman & another uniformed man at British frontier post. M.S. British M.P. reading book 'How to Speak Russian.' C.U. Another uniformed man (maybe Russian) reading at frontier post. M.S. 2 American and 1 British Air Force officers in silhouette against window of control tower of new French airfield which is under construction. S.C.U. Air Force officer. S.C.U. American officer. C.U: U.S. Officer pointing out air lift routes on map. C.U. Hand pointing out routes on map. M.S. U.S. Air Force officers leaving building. L.S. Aircraft waiting on runway to take off on 'air lift.' M.S. Crew climbing into 'plane. M.S. German workers with shovels on shoulders going to work on new airfield. S.C.U. Crowd of workers (2 shots). L.S. bulldozers levelling ground. M.S. Steamroller levelling ground. M.S. German women digging earth. S.C.U. Woman digging. S.C.U. Young boy using pick axe. M.S. & S.C.U. Girls filling trucks with soil. S.C.U. Women filling truck with soil. M.S. Three women pushing truck along lines. M.S. & L.S. C-47 Transport 'plane taxiing along runway. L.S. C-47 taking off. M.S. Lorry going up road, with men and women levelling ground.
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