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Western Allies Erect Border Signs in Berlin
Blockaded Berlin Makes Ersatz Coal
In a move to prevent further border incidents, arrests, shootings, etc., U.S. and British troops are shown in these Radiophotos from Berlin, erecting signs in the Potsdammer Platz to mark off the border between the British, U.S. and Russian sectors of the city. Signs are in Russian, German and English.
The Communist blockade of Berlin has resulted in the return of many wartime substitutes, including the making of synthetic coal. Here we see a German housewife cooking with a "coal" made out of coaldust, sawdust and tar, which is shown in the making in the other two pictures.
Russians Fire On Berlin Anti-Communists
Berlin Starting To Make Comeback
Pictorial Review Of Berlin Elections
American Sector Of Berlin Blocked By Soviet
Late photos from the bomb-blasted German capital shows stores with modern fronts rising out ofthe ruins of war. 1. Department store, open for business on two floors. 2. On Berlin's 5th Ave. 3. Contrast in doorways. 4. Street stands are spring up in shopping districts.
Germans meeting in Berlin to protest the dictatorial Soviet blockade and other restrictions imposed by the Communists had to run for their lives when Russian troops started firing into the crowds with tommy guns. Rioting started when Communists forcibly prevented Berlin's city government to hold meeting.
Photos taken in the American sector of Berlin during the city elections which saw 86% of the citizens against Communism, show: 1. Russian hecklers imported from the Soviet Zone received rough treatment. 2. AntiCommunist, left, says it with his fist 3. Voting in hospital. 4. Ernst Reuter, left, elected Mayor; Louise Schroeder, former acting Mayor; Franz Neuman, party official. 5. Civilians listening to returns over portable radio.
Bricks tom up from the street, and iron fences, have been used by the Communists to make a barricade between the two zones in Berlin. Photos show German policemen (left) on the American side and Russian side (right). Other photos show blockade of bricks.
With the lifting of the Russian blockade of Berlin after 11 months during which the American Air Force flew millions of tons of food into the city, the citizens declare a holiday, as shown in the above Radiophoto. Sign reads, “Hurrah, we live again”.
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The 10-ton bell is shown suspended over the hold of the transport GENERAL BLATCHFORD in New York harbor, as the National Anthem is played by the 328th Army Band. The bell will hang in the Berlin City Hall·Freedom Tower.
Threatened Communist Youth “Invasion” Is A Flop
Some half-million German youngsters, schooled in communistic ideology and assembled in the Russian sector of Berlin for a demonstration against the Western Powers, parade without any uprising or violence. Police and troops in the Westem sectors were alerted for a threatened ·invasion· by the well-propagandized youngsters.
1. 150,000 West Germans jam Berlin's City Hall Square to hear the first ringing of the 10-ton “Freedom Bell” (2) presented by American citizens as a symbol of the world-wide ·Crusade for Freedom·. 3. German women listen with a prayer on their lips as the sound of the bell is picked up by radio and broadcast all over the world.