A visit to Berlin in 1965 and a look at a divided city.

John O'Donoghue reports from Berlin in 1965 for the programme 'Sixty Five', and looks at the different lives led by citizens in a city that is divided by the east west post war European border. 

The cityscape shows high rise apartment buildings, well dressed Berliners, out door cafes and shops.

Construction of high rise apartment buildings on Karl Marx Allee formerly Stalin Allee is now under way. Production has increased in the east and the East Germany is now claims to be the second most productive country in the Soviet bloc.

The report shows the changing of the guard taking place at the Neue Wache, a building which was a former guard house of Prussian kings and is now a monument to those killed by fascists.

Reporter John O'Donoghue visited five countries Poland, Romania, Hungary, Yugoslavia and  East Germany in a look at Eastern Europe in 1965. The extract shown here is from a programme broadcast 21 October 1965.

'Sixty Five' was RTÉ's main current affairs programme covering domestic and international stories in 1965.