BERLINERS JUMP TO ESCAPE EAST Dramatic footage shows Germans leaping to freedom from apartment buildings in the East over The Wall into the West. One mind-blowing shot shows a woman hanging from a second story window of an apartment building. East German police hang onto her arms. A West German man pulls her legs from below. She drops to safety and people cheer. At another building, a man sits on the ledge of an upper floor window. CUs of people gesturing for him to jump. He drops into a safety net held by firemen below. A series of shots show E. German workers at a window facing the border which they seal with bricks and then, WSs of apartment buildings with bricked up walls. Tracking shot follows the completed Wall. PLEASE NOTE: NARRATION REQUIRES ADDITIONAL LICENSING.
BERLIN WALL & PEOPLE OF BERLIN The sad and serious faces of Berliners appear superimposed over a long tracking shot of the Berlin Wall. A young woman cries. East German border guards hold automatic weapons.
THE ICH BIN EIN BERLINER SPEECH JFK addresses a huge, cheering crowd in a Berlin plaza, telling them, Ich bin ein Berliner. Various shots of the big crowd, individual faces listening to speech. WS shows Kennedy on podium with dignitaries, including Willy Brandt. Confetti falls from the sky as JFK and Brandt ride in an open convertible. CU of the pair in motorcade. WS shows waving crowd, passing motorcade.
TORCHLIGHT GATHERING HONORS JFK After the assassination, West Berliners hold a memorial in a plaza re-named for JFK. Various shots of attendees bearing burning torches in the night. WS shows crowd and numerous flames. A man attaches flowers to a sign that says, JFK Platz.
BUILDING THE BERLIN WALL Berliners react to the construction of The Wall. Quick shots of E. German soldiers stringing barbed wire and attaching the wire to posts. Shots of workers using concrete blocks and mortar the put up The Wall. A woman looks down at barrier from her a window, and weeps. Another woman makes an unhappy gesture, brings a handkerchief to her eyes. An armed border guard smokes. CU of booted feet walking. PLEASE NOTE: NARRATION REQUIRES ADDITIONAL LICENSING.
GERMANS FLEE EAST TO WEST A series of shots shows East Germans arriving in numbers in West Berlin during the fifties and early sixties. People carry suitcases up stairs, on a train platform. A commuter train rolls down tracks. Moving POV shot from train shows dreary buildings. Overhead shots of big crowds waiting in street to get processed into West. PLEASE NOTE: NARRATION REQUIRES ADDITIONAL LICENSING.
BERLIN REVIVES, 1950S Traffic and pedestrians crowd Berlin. Street life: a monk in a robe greets another man, people board a bus, a couple carries a basket together. Two shots of window shoppers checking out a jewelry store. Various outdoor cafe shots. In one, two identically dressed older women in hats, sit in a cafe. Twins? One eats a snack. PLEASE NOTE: NARRATION REQUIRES ADDITIONAL LICENSING.
EAST BERLIN MILITARY PARADE Buglers, drummers and other uniformed soldiers march in a postwar parade in East Berlin. CU of an old woman, watching, holding her grandchild. PLEASE NOTE: NARRATION REQUIRES ADDITIONAL LICENSING.
KHRUSHCHEV DOES EAST BERLIN East German leader Walter Ulbricht gives Nikita Khrushchev a big hug. The two ride in an open convertible and wave to enthusiastic crowds. PLEASE NOTE: NARRATION REQUIRES ADDITIONAL LICENSING.
ROCKS ON CONVEYOR BELTS As Berlin begins to rebuild after WW II, conveyor belts and wheels carry rocks and gravel. A man shovels. Another man watches. PLEASE NOTE: NARRATION REQUIRES ADDITIONAL LICENSING.
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