EAST GERMAN TROOPS CONSTRUCT BARRIER BETWEEN CITIES Refugees from East Germany flee to West Berlin as the East German government moves to close the border. East German troops patrol the border and begin the construction of a fortification between the two cities. West Berlin mayor Willy Brandt cautions all Berliners against making rash moves.
Date: August 14, 1961 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:35:00, With Audio
LBJ VISITS WEST BERLIN West Berliners come out to greet Vice-President Lyndon B. Johnson in the wake of East Germany's move to close the border between East and West Berlin. LBJ gives a speech on the steps of City Hall pledging America's support of West Berlin.
Date: August 21, 1961 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:02:00, With Audio
WILLY BRANDT TOURS EAST-WEST BERLIN BORDER West Berlin mayor Willy Brandt and Economic Minister Ludwig Erhardt tour the zone between East and West Berlin as tensions between the two cities continue to simmer. The East German government issues permits to East Berliners to travel but the West German government does not recognize them.
Date: August 28, 1961 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:07:00, With Audio
AERIAL WEST BERLIN & EAST-WEST BORDER - 1960S Graphic illustration communist influence in Germany. Aerial post-War West Berlin. Communists stand guard at the Brandenburg Gate. Barbed wire divides East and West Berlin. Spirit transferred from film to D-5, available in all HD and SD formats.
JFK ON CRISIS IN EAST BERLIN & SOUTHEAST ASIA - 1960S Over a montage of the crisis in Berlin and Southeast Asia, JFK, in a national address says that \"We seek peace, but we shall not surrender. That is the central meaning of this crisis and the meaning of this government\'s policy. With your help and the help of other free men, this crisis can be surmounted.\" Spirit transferred from film to D-5, available in all HD and SD formats.
ESCAPE ATTEMPTS - BERLIN WALL East Berliners employ different measures to cross the barrier to freedom, including driving a bomb-ladened truck through the wall, digging a tunnel under the wall, and leaping the wall.
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