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Berlin Crisis:The Western Powers respond to threats from the Soviet Union

Opening scene shows the Schoeneberg Rathaus (West Berlin City Hall) where Willy Brandt, Mayor of Berlin, is addressing a large crowd of West Berliners, concerned about the building of the Berlin Wall, by the Soviets. Many carry placards and signs, including some in English,reading: "We trust Kennedy,'Pay any price, Bear any burden, for survival of Liberty;'" and "Millions behind the Iron Curtain ask for help." Scene shifts to a limousine driving into the center of a crowd. Vice-President Lyndon B. Johnson steps from the car, accompanied by U.S.General Lucius D. Clay, who is seen next, with arm raised, acknowledging the crowd, while standing with Johnson and Brandt, at a podium cluttered with microphones. (Narrator refers to him as "Father of the Airlift.") The next day, British and American soldiers are seen driving in jeeps and trucks and M59 Armored Personnel Carriers, through cheering crowds, as they arrive to reinforce their Berlin garrisons. Closeup of cheering Berliners, waving hankerchiefs. Change of scene shows animated map of Europe illustrating the Westward encroachment of Soviet occupation through World War II and the postwar era, concluding with East Berlin, in 1962. The threat to other Nations and regions is also illustrated. Next, legislators are seen in session in The plenary chamber of the German Bundestag in Bonn. Konrad Hermann Joseph Adenauer, Chancellor of Germany, is addressing the assembly. He states that Germany does not stand alone in the world. In France, Prime Minister Georges Pompidou addresses the National Assembly, regarding the Berlin Wall. In London, Prime Minister Harold Macmillan, addresses Parliament. In the United States, on September 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy, is addressing the UN General Assembly, in New York, about the dangerous crisis in Berlin. Scenes of of the Berlin wall and Checkpoint Charlie . Memorials to persons killed attempting to escape East Berlin, are seen along the wall.

Date: 1961
Duration: 3 min 38 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. President Eisenhower arrives in Bonn, Germany and receives a warm welcome.

U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower in Germany. President Eisenhower and his wife arrive in Bonn, Germany on a visit. A car carrying the President arrives at a building and Chancellor Konrad Adenauer gives a warm welcome to the American President. Photographers take pictures. President Eisenhower and his wife along with Chancellor Adenauer and Mrs. Adenauer.

Date: 1962, August 6
Duration: 47 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer welcomes French President General de Gaulle who is on a five-day official visit to Germany.

Meeting between French President General de Gaulle and German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer in Germany. In Bonn, the German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer welcomes the French President Charles de Gaulle who is on a five-day official visit to Germany. Chancellor Konrad Adenauer and General de Gaulle conclude a series of talks on Franco-German unity with several officials. In Cologne, Chancellor Adenauer and General de Gaulle talks of British Commonwealth partners on Britain's entry into the European Common Market.

Date: 1962, September 10
Duration: 48 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Troops of the U.S. 1st, 3rd, 7th and 9th Infantry Divisions assault German Cities in Saar Basin during World War 2.

World War 2 Troops of the U.S. 1st, 3rd, 7th and 9th Infantry Divisions assault cities in the Saar Basin, including: Zweibruecken, Saarbruecken, Remagen, Bad Godesberg, and Bonn.They attack the cities with tanks and rocket launchers mounted on top of tanks. U.S. Army soldiers of the 3rd Division enter the ruined city of Zweibrücken. U.S. Army 3rd Division commander Major General John O'Daniel ("Iron Mike") is seen discussing strategy with officers and soldiers. The troops of the 7th Division of the 7th Army move forward into devastated and bombed Saarbrücken. A group of captured German soldier prisoners of war is shown in Saarbrücken. Wreckage of plaque mounted on Rathaus St. Johann (city hall) in Saarbrücken commemorating the Saar plebiscite and Saar status referendum results of 1935 which was announced by Hitler at the Rathaus St. Johann in 1935. Army vehicles crossing the Rhine on pontoon bridge at Remagen. U.S. Army forces entering Bad Godesberg, where citizens are seen waving white flags of surrender from windows in the town. German civilians in Bad Godesberg read a poster on a building wall giving instructions from the Allied Military Government. German citizens with weapons stand in a line to turn-in the weapons, by order of the Allies. Scenes in Bonn, where the 1st Division of the 1st Army drives to the wreckage of the bridge at Bonn over the Rhine river. Views of the largely destroyed bridge at Bonn. American Army forces guard captured German military prisoners of war in area of Bonn. Views of captured German POW in uniform.

Date: 1945, March
Duration: 3 min 11 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. President John F Kennedy in Bonn, Germany.

U.S. President John F Kennedy going to Cologne Cathedral. Mass cheers for the President. Banner and posters on President's way. Scenes of fruit and vegetable market, people wave U.S. flags and cameramen getting ready for President's arrival. Sign showing way to Bonn and President arrives in city of Bonn. He addresses Bonn citizens and signs Golden Book of City of Bonn. Scene of a movie hall showing "PT 109". After having a busy schedule President Kennedy goes to relax. Later in the evening President Kennedy meets Ministers of States of Germany, Cabinet Ministers including Ludwig Erhard and Representatives of Churches. Various formal and informal conferences held that evening till late night. Next day President Kennedy and Chancellor Adenauer meeting held at Chancellor's office.

Date: 1963, June 23
Duration: 8 min 40 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
 
United States and Russian troops in Germany after World war 2; division of West Germany and East Germany

Bomb damaged and ruined buildings of Nazi Germany in 1945, including the Reichstag. Nazi Eagle symbol of Third Reich pulled down from building and crashes to the ground at end of World War 2. United States Army of occupation marches into city as German population lines sidewalks and watches them parade. Sign on a shop reads "Gaststatte Schosser." Many buildings in view are damaged or destroyed from bomb attacks during World War 2. American soldiers occupying German give candy to German children who at first hide from them. Nazi leaders including Hermann Göring, Rudolf Hess, Joachim von Ribbentrop, and Wilhelm Keitel, seen on trial in the Nuremberg war crimes trials. German people struggling to rebuild. women and children trying to gather wood from stumps of trees for fuel. A woman sawing a log. Women and children scraping food from inside trash cans and refuse bins, to stay alive during scarcity and shortages after the war. Americans providing food assistance and feeding German children in relief lines. Close up of a smiling boy as he receives food or drink. Soviet Russian Army soldiers occupying East Berlin and marching in formation. Russians removing an industrial lathe and other machinery and tools from Germany as the Soviet Union continues to strip Germany of resources after the war. A map of Germany and Berlin seen with divided regions as American, British, French and Soviet zones. Views of empty streets and heavily damaged buildings of Berlin after the end of the war. Children play amidst the desolation and destruction in East Berlin. View of Kammergericht, Headquarters of the Allied Control Council. Leaders seen meeting inside include American General Joseph T. McNarney, French General Marie Pierre Kœnig (Marie-Pierre Koenig), Soviet General Georgy Konstantinovich Zhukov,. British Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery. View of Spandau Prison guarded by troops of occupying powers. Soviet and American troops drill and march on the grounds of Spandau Prison. An American soldier relieves a Soviet soldier at a watch post. Soviet blockade of West Berlin begins in June 1948. View of a man shutting down power in a power plant and lights going dark in Berlin. Blackout conditions in Berlin during the blockade. Germans plant vegetables in city to survive. Germans exchange goods in black market setting. A man plants vegetables in view of the Brandenburg Gate. The Berlin Airlift operations underway. U.S. Air Force C-54 aircraft flying low and arriving in Berlin, bringing supplies to West Berlin. C-97 landing. U.S. military forces unloading relief supplies and food from airlift aircraft. American C-47s and C-54s in the Berlin Airlift. Soap and milk being unloaded from airplanes. German children gather on a hill and watch low-flying American airlift planes as they approach to land at Tempelhof Aerodrome in Berlin. An Air Force airman throws a package out of the aircraft. It is a very small parachute with candy that drops from the American airplane to the waiting children. Children run to retrieve it and they share and eat the candy. Blockade is lifted in 1949 and rebuilding of West Berlin resumes. View of railroad tracks being re-linked, a locomotive running on tracks, and trains cross between East and West Berlin. Ships loading goods onto trains for Berlin. A coal processing factory running again in Germany. German workers producing industrial parts and goods again in production factories. West German construction workers rebuilding structures in West Germany. German people cast votes, establishing Federated German Republic (West Germany). Figures seen include U.S. General Alfred B. Gruenther with Konrad Adenauer, President of the new German Republic, together in Bonn, Germany. Soviet Russian troops marching on parade in East Germany. East German workers rioting in 1953, in protest of increased production quotas. Soviet forces in armored vehicles patrol the streets and disperse the crowd. A large electronic billboard banner flashes West German messages and propaganda to those who can view it in East Berlin. Citizen refugees from East Germany arriving in a processing center in West Germany, carrying bags and luggage. East German refugees laying on the ground on blankets in a crowded immigration processing center of West Germany. A woman irons clothes in the immigration center, while a child plays with dolls.

Date: 1949
Duration: 7 min 36 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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