Hole In Wall: Reds Open New Berlin Crossing

Hole In Wall: Reds Open New Berlin Crossing
Clip: 362191_1_1
Year Shot: 1963 (Actual Year)
Audio: Yes
Video: B/W
Tape Master: 1712
Original Film: 036-050-03
Location: West Berlin, Germany
Timecode: 00:09:09 - 00:09:54

The Wall Of Shame in Berlin has been breached again - but by the East German Red regime for their own ends. The new opening in the Wall is designed to provide a shorter route to the East Berlin airport. The Reds hope to get tourists to use their airlines. West Berlin, Germany Wooden post sunken into the ground strung with barbed wire, elevated guard's tower. MS - About 6 rows of sunken post spaced about 5ft apart, strung with barbed wire, east and west guards looking at each other. MS - Guard standing with a German Shepard dog. MSOH - A workman working on a cement wall. MS - Sign 'Walersdorfer Chaussee. CUS - Military checking out pass ports and legal papers of the travelers driving their cars into East Germany. MS - Border patrol open the gate to let a car through.