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ITN Roving Report: The Divided City

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Living conditions and political attitudes in East and West Berlin. Prefabricated blocks rising from wartime ruins, new buildings with peeling plaster and people dressed in drab clothing and sensible shoes typify the physical appearance of the Sovi...

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East and West Berliners along in street

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East and West Berliners along in street

Titles 'The Divided City'

East Berlin:
Reporter to camera (in front of the Brandenberg Gate)

High Angle shots of East Berlin roads and buildings
People along in Stalin LA
Shoppers looking in shop windows
Shoes on display in shop window
Shoppers looking in shop windows
GV of building which houses shops (it is only 8 years old but already the plaster is peeling off)

New building under construction (they are unit constructed) as crane lifts glazed window unit into place
Crane manoeuvring beam into place
High Angle shots of new prefabricated buildings under construction

Set-up shot of reporter walking in park with young East Berlin woman

Interview young East Berlin woman SOT
- saying she visits West Berlin to visit relatives or the cinema
- discuss political things with West Berliners - don't have same opinions about things
- they are not as interested in political problems as us

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GVs of people walking in street with soldiers of the East German ...

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GVs of people walking in street with soldiers of the East German People's Army walking amongst them

GV Humboldt University
Statue of Alexander von Humboldt (who founded the university with his brother)
Students entering university building

Vox pops students on the divided city SOT

GV Brandenberg Gate
Street sign for 'Unter den Linden'
Police stopping car drivers at checkpoint
East German sentry guard looking through binoculars into West Berlin
Sign - warning that you are leaving the Democratic zone of Berlin

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Brandenberg Gate - seen from the west side
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West Berlin:
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Brandenberg Gate - seen from the west side
Sign informing you are entering the British Sector
Street sign (it commemorates the East German rising of 1953)
GV Soviet war memorial - built when the Russians were still being co-operative
Russian sentries patrolling the war memorial

Radio and television tower in suburb of Charlottenburg TILT UP
POV shot of west Berlin as travelling up radio and TV tower in lift

High Angle GV of West Berlin - which is an 'island' in the eastern zone
Top Shots of busy streets and buildings

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Set-up shot of reporter with young woman

Interview young West Berlin woman SOT
- talks of going to cinemas, theatres, concerts, French lessons
- Eastern Berlin has good opera
- says her mother's friends live in East Berlin
- East Berliners not so fashionable

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People to and fro in street (they are better dressed than in the east)
Couple walking with Dachsund dog
Street scene in 'Kurfurstendamm'
Road name on signpost
Reporter looking at map

GV Bendlerblock.building (where German Generals planned a coup d'etat against Hitler, a bomb intending to kill Hitler exploded on 20.7.1944 in Prussia but failed to kill him and all the Generals were executed)
Reporter walking around grounds of building
Statue in the Bendlerblock courtyard, in honour of the German Resistance
Close shot of memorial plaque recording the names of the generals who were executed

GVs of the Reichstag (the front is in the west and the back is in the east)
Sign for 'Kongresshalle'
GV New Congress Hall (nicknamed the Pregnant Oyster)

GVs of Free University Berlin

Vox pops with Free University students SOT

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Flags flying at British, French and USA checkpoint
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Flags flying at British, French and USA checkpoint
Close Shot of sign at checkpoint
Reporter's car stopping at checkpoint
Sign 'British' on building
British Royal Military Police officer checking details with car driver
Sign 'Francais'
French police officer comes out of his office and walks towards
US Bravo Check point sign
American military police officer entering US check point office
Back View Car leaving checkpoint, heading for Berlin
Roa sign saying for next 2 miles you will be in Soviet Zone
Royal Military Police officers looking at map (they have job of patrolling the perimeter of the British sector)
Royal Military police officer talking on phone
Royal Military police vehicle patrolling the perimeter of the British sector
Glimpse of East German sentry diving for cover behind wire fence
Fence dividing the city and houses seen on east side
Sentry manning gate
Sign for beginning of the Russian zone PAN to barbed wire fence beside

Reporter to camera in front of ruin of old Kaiser Wilhelm memorial church - which is to remain as a war memorial

Clock tower of Town Hall in West Berlin with freedom bell ringing SOT

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