Berlin Wall Erected – A Day that Shook the World [HD]. In August 1961, troops in East Germany began to seal the border between East and West Berlin. In doing so they blocked off the escape route for refugees from the East. The barrier ended up being 12 feet high and 66 miles long with a further 41 miles of barbed wire fencing. Over the years, nearly 200 people died trying to cross the wall. It became a symbol for the divided world. A Day That Shook The World is the classic series that recalls the days of the 20th century that proved to be era-defining and pivotal in the course of modern history. Check out our A Day That Shook the World playlist: www.youtube.com Subscribe to British Pathe: www.youtube.com Follow us on Twitter: @britishpathe.com Join us on Facebook: www.facebook.com From: britishpathe.com
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To Buy the DVD Go Here: firstrunfeatures.com Something to Do With the Wall A film by Ross McElwee & Marilyn Levine In 1986, Ross McElwee (Sherman’s March) and Marilyn Levine were making a film about the 25th anniversary of the Berlin Wall, when the imposing structure was still very much intact as the worlds most visible symbol of hardline Communism and Cold War lore. They thought they were making a documentary on the community of tourists, soldiers, and West Berliners who lived in the seemingly eternal presence of the graffiti emblazoned eyesore. But in 1989, as the original film neared completion, the Wall came down, and McElwee and Levine returned to Berlin, this time to capture the radically different atmosphere of the reunified city. “A charming group portrait that takes on an almost fictional narrative flair… Extends far beyond the limits of ordinary documentary.” – The Boston Globe “Another blithe chapter in Ross McElwees continuing and extremely uncertain relationship with history… Reporting of a most pertinent and genially eccentric order.” – The New York Times “Spins an exquisite web that holds one enchanted.” – Video Rating Guide for Libraries “A fascinating piece of history – a must see for all history buffs.” – Library Journal “Marvelous!” – Raleigh News and Observer
Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin wall, former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev tells CNN’s John King it was “a very important event” in which “the voters could vote in a competitive election.” He also comments that United States President Barack Obama is “facing a very difficult challenge” in his current role, though his election was “unprecedented.” Gorbachev also suggests that it is not necessary for additional American troops to be sent to Afghanistan.
The Wall (1962) / Berlin Wall Documentary Film Video. Creative Commons license: Public Domain. Government film about the erection of the Berlin Wall. From the holdings of the National Archives.Sponsor: United States Information Agency. The Berlin Wall (German: Berliner Mauer) was a physical barrier separating West Berlin from the German Democratic Republic (GDR) (East Germany), including East Berlin. The longer inner German border demarcated the border between East and West Germany. Both …