Various shots of Dr Gerhard Schroeder, Minister of the Interior, visiting the German Frontier Guard at Kassel near the border and see the units on manoeuvres.
Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.
Kassel, Germany. 1954?
MS German officers gathered round a jeep. MS Camouflaged armoured car. LS Camouflaged troops advance along a road. MS Dr Gerhard Schroeder, Federal Minister of the Interior, looking at map and talking to officers of the German Frontier Guard, a 10,000 strong police unit with light weapons, sometimes referred to as the "forerunner of the coming German armed forces". MS Troops firing machine guns. LS Armoured car racing along road. MS German infantry in undergrowth. MS Firing machine guns. MS Schroeder watching manoeuvres. LS Machine-gunner crawling over ploughed field. CU Machine gunners firing weapons on ground. LS Armoured car. CU Schroeder and commander. MS Troops in armoured car. MS Machine gunner. LS Troops in open country.
British soldiers blocking off a main road in Berlin at the border, by a sign "You are now leaving the British Sector". Road sign to Reichstagsplatz.