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Berlin Wall - One Year Old


Series Name
British Movietone News


Issue No.
Date Released
16 Aug 1962
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1Space Race Hots Up
  2. 2Holiday with Adventure
  3. 3For the Young of All Ages
  4. 4Wings with a Difference
  5. 5Berlin Wall - One Year Old


Story No. within this Issue
5 / 5
MOVIETONE CARD TITLE: Berlin Wall - One Year Old. DESCRIPTION: With blatant disregard for the uncommitted nations in the cold war, the Communists have timed their fabulous demonstration of leadership in space with the first anniversary of the Berlin Wall, stretching for 26 miles right across the city. For a year, the unending war of nerves has gone on. More than 12,000 people have defied the East German guards in their bid for freedom, in spite of the Wall. But more than 50 have been shot and many more captured, trying to get away. SHOTLIST: Key scene. GV (2 shots) Berlin Wall. MS pan along Berlin Wall. MS Berlin Wall. CU bell. MS grave of a killed Berlin woman. CU bell. (2 shots) Berlin Wall. (3 shots) men completing Berlin Wall. GV Berlin Wall. AS pan the Berlin Wall (3 shots). (2 shots) man throws smoke bomb. CU smoke bomb. (3 shots) water tank sprays water at cameraman in van. AS pan block of flats. (2 shots) man jumps out of window. GV crowds. MS woman jumps out of window. MS window blocked in with bricks. GV barbed wire. (2 shots) people escape through wire fence. (2 shots) younger girl runs into wire. MS some of the people who escaped.
Buildings and structures
Germany; Berlin
Footage sources
Movietone Library
Card file number
Leslie Mitchell
Length of story (in feet)
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