• Short Summary

    Angry feelings in Berlin after shooting of Peter Fechter while trying to cross Berlin Wall.

  • Description

    Titles read: "BERLIN - REDS STIR IT UP".

    Germany.

    L/S of notice reading "You are leaving the American sector"; pan to general view of people standing round wreaths and crosses which mark the spot where 18-year-old Peter Fechter was shot by the East German guards while trying to escape to the west.

    A West Berlin policeman stands on guard beside a black flag. C/U of a cross and flowers on the ground. L/S of a building on the other side of the wall with a balcony that has been bricked up, leaving just spy-holes. C/U of an East German guard looking furtively through one of the spy-holes.

    C/U of a wreath on the Berlin wall. People add to the flowers on the ground. C/U of sign renaming a road 'Peter Fechter Street'. People mill about on the street below. Police control the crowd. We see a scuffle break out. The police carry a man off and put him inside a police van.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1723.41
    Media URN:
    53526
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    27/08/1962
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:34:00 / 01:51:31:00
    Canister:
    62/69

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