The Berlin Wall | A city divided between East and West by the Cold War
CHANNEL | BBC Television Service
FIRST BROADCAST | 11 March 1949
DURATION | 7 minutes 42 seconds
After being cut off from the rest of Europe for almost a year and having to rely on the airlift organised by the Western powers for supplies, the citizens of West Berlin seem remarkably resilient in this news report on Clement Attlee's visit to the city. Bricks are collected to rebuild housing, shops are open and work continues. Berlin is devastated but, incredibly, cinemas have been reopened and are showing the latest releases.
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British Prime Minister Clement Attlee visits an embattled West Berlin.
Mass airlifts break Soviet hold on Berlin.
Interviews with refugees from the Russian zone in Berlin.
Life in Berlin before the wall.
'Berlin presents the most crucial problem which faces mankind today.'
A BBC dispatch from Berlin on the military build-up there.
Ed Murrow is interviewed on his return from West Berlin.
The BBC reports from the scene as the Berlin Wall is constructed.
Robin Day reports on the newly built Berlin Wall.
Edward Kennedy slips quietly into East Berlin.
A Christmas truce for the people of Cold War Berlin.
HM Queen Elizabeth II visits West Berlin at the height of the Cold War.
Andrew Sachs shows his wife around East and West Berlin.
Reporting live from Berlin at the dawn of a new era for the city and the world.
The formal reunification of Germany ends 45 years of divided nationhood.
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