The Innsbruck Story
Published by the British Youth Festival Committee in 1951, 25 pages. Small booklet - 18cm by 12cm (S6735)
In August 1951 the World Youth Festival opened in Berlin. It was the third conference of its kind since the end of the Second World War, and was designed to bring together students and young people from around the world in order to promote peace and co-operation.
Around 1,500 delegates from Britain travelled to Berlin to attend the conference, which had been organised by the International Union of Students and the World federation of Democratic Youth. But for around 300 of the young people getting to Berlin turned into an arduous and violent expedition, as events along the way unfolded in the towns of Innsbruck and Saalfelden. Attempts were made, chiefly by the American Army, to block and prevent these people from freely travelling around Europe, and this booklet sets out what actually happened.....
Condition of the booklet is generally ok. The cover has several small scuffs and blemishes, and nibbling and wear along the edges and corners, but the staple spine is intact, and all pages are intact, unblemished and bound. Their is yellowing to the inside pages throughout, and some creasing and bumping to the bottom left hand edge of the inside pages throughout.