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  • Title The Dividing Line: East Germans Strengthening the Wall They Built in Berlin, Watched by West Berliners
  • Publication Title The Illustrated London News
  • Collection Illustrated London News Historical Archive
  • Date Saturday,  Sept. 2, 1961
  • Volume 239
  • Issue Number 6370
  • Page Number [355]
  • Place of Publication London, England
  • Language English
  • Document Type Front matter
  • Publication Section Preliminary and Supplementary Material
  • Source Library Illustrated London News Ltd
  • Copyright Statement © Illustrated London News Ltd. All rights reserved.
THE DIVIDING LINE: EAST GERMANS STRENGTHENING THE WALL THEY BUILT IN BERLIN, WATCHED BY- WEST BERLINERS. V· y 4-i *MAO. ICU As the East German authorities tightened their frontier restrictions in the city, Berliners living in the American, French and British sectors were learning to live in a community completely surrounded by threats, and with the imminent danger of being permanently engulfed by the Communist regime. The situa- tion was becoming increasingly a test of nerve, with tension rising in the city and threatening to break into severe frontier incidents; meanwhile, the Great Powers viewed the situation from a distance-Russia issuing threats an accusations, the Western Powers alternating between anxiety and a resolution to stand firm. In India, Mr. Nehru has been making a series of somewhat equivocal utterances, and from Italy Signor Fanfani has been relaying to the West a personal message from Mr. Khrushchev, in which he stated a willingness to negotiate on Berlin. Other photographs appear on pages 358-359. Postage-Inland, 4d., Canada, ld.; Elsewhere Abroad, 5jd. (These rates apply as The Illustrated London News is registered at the G.P.O. as a newspaper.)