1989 FOOTAGE OF BERLIN WALL FALLING MARKS ANNIVERSARY - 1993 Original footage of November 9, 1989 marks the anniversary of the day the Berlin Wall fell and the Soviet empire began to crumble. People celebrate by taking sledgehammers to the wall and rallying together as East and West Germany are finally reunited.
Date: November 9, 1993 - COLOR Source: Video: DV Length: 00:00:18:00, With Audio
REFUGEES FROM REDS Thousands of Eastern Germans seek sanctuary in West Germany from their hopeless fate under communism. Daily they cross the border into West Berlin, often at the risk of their lives. Here they are Screened for disposition throughout the Bonn Republic.
BERLIN WALL OPEN FOR HOLIDAYS - 2 Western Berliners wait as the gates of the Berlin Wall are opened so that they may cross to communist Germany for the holidays. Families are reunited on one day passes but many Easterners will stay in the West. Consequently East Berlin only allows the old and infirm to travel to the West so as to not lose productive members of their society.
BERLIN WALL OPENED FOR HOLIDAYS Western Berliners wait as the gates of the Berlin Wall are opened so that they may cross to communist Germany for the holidays. Families are reunited on one day passes but many Easterners will stay in the West. Consequently East Berlin only allows the old and infirm to travel to the West so as to not lose productive members of their society.
RIOT MARKS ANNIVERSARY OF BERLIN WALL West Berliners honor those who died trying to flee East Germany. The observance is quiet until nightfall when riots erupt as thousands call for the end of the barrier.
Date: August 15, 1963 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:16:00, No Audio
U.S. DEFIES EAST GERMAN BORDER GUARDS Served with an order by East German authorities that all U.S. personnel must show identification before entering that sector of Berlin, American troops answer with the only language the Reds seem to understand--a show of arms. American soldiers escort civilian cars across the border under heavy guard and defy the East Germans to demand identification cards. Meanwhile, the U.S. Berlin Garrison holds elaborate maneuvers in the shadow of the wall erected two months ago. It's a morale booster for the citizens of West Berlin.
POST WWII MAP OF COMMUNIST BLOCK NATIONS The map in this clip shows the USSR's expansion into Eastern Europe after WWII. Communist governments in East Germany, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria are represented.
BERLIN, GERMANY Home movie footage of 1955 Berlin w/ the Brandenberg Gate, the Berlin Wall, an aerial of a roadway w/ traffic, flags, signs dividing East & West Berlin, an aerial of a factory, children playing in rubble, workers building a road, a Volkswagon Beetle, Olympic Stadium, old damaged buildings, new construction, people shopping at an open produce market and various other signage and statuary.
Date: 1955 - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:08:13:00, No Audio
BERLIN WALL OPENED FOR CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS East Berlin's great wall of shame is opened for Christmas holiday visits from West Berlin residents who line up before dawn at five checkpoints to be reunited with loved ones.
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