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Germany Border Blockade 1949

Traffic from the western zones to Berlin is returning to normal since the lifting of the blockade. Regular trains now link western Germany and Berlin. Interzonal passes are still necessary. Train personnel is changed at the zonal border. Here locomotive engineer of the first civil interzonal train gives the train papers to his colleague from the Soviet zone at Helmstedt, May 13, 1949. Soviet sign on locomotive reads: "German unity! Yes. On May 15 and 16!" (AP Photo/Albert Riethausen)

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4905131316
May 13, 1949 12:00:00 AM
April 08, 2010 01:08:37 PM
Albert Riethausen
AP
ASSOCIATED PRESS
19599
3000 x 2290 2.3 MB
Blockades, General news
Transportation Holding Crowded Railroad Looking Away
Helmstedt, Germany
APHS308817
STF
IP VT

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