Reel

East Germany Closes Border

Clip#:
Audio:
Location:
364066_1_1
Yes
East Germany
Year Shot:
Video:
Timecode:
1961  (Actual Year)
B/W
00:06:41 - 00:09:18
Tape Master:
Original Film:
HD:
1688
034-066-01
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East Germany Closes Border Animated map of East and West Germany, zoom into Berlin. The attention of an anxious world is focused on East and West Germany and Berlin. The last great exodus of refugees from the east is processed in the Marianfelde center as the communist German regime moves to close their border against further flights. Troops swooped down on the border between red Berlin and the free city in the pre-dawn hours to close routes between the sectors. Refugees waiting at borders. Little boy lays in stroller. Old woman holding small cup while little boy drinks. People seated on bench, waiting. Passengers boarding plane. Train pulls into station, passengers unload belongings, mother hugging baby. Soldiers closing borders, make blockades, gates, and unroll barbed wire. Soldiers patrol area. Military official pushes young man away.