Berlin wall

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From August 1961 to November the Berlin Wall separated communist East Berlin from West Berlin. For 28 years, the Berlin Wall was a symbol of the Cold War. Learn more about the rise and fall of the Berlin Wall. East Germany, Berlin Germany, World History, World War Ii, Berlin Wall Fall, West Berlin, Europe, France, Cold War

Eventually the Berlin Wall resembled a military fence or a prison wall. Barbed wire and barriers will built on top of the wall so that noone could escape over it.

"The Jump to Freedom"—an iconic image from the Cold War. Construction of the Berlin Wall began on this day in Peter Leibing [East German soldier jumping barbed wire barricade to freedom as he defects from East Berlin], 1961 West Berlin, Berlin Wall, 1 John, Unusual Facts, Old Photography, East Germany, Interesting History, Cold War, World History
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Guards were posted along the Berlin Wall and told to stop people by any means from escaping from East Germany to West Germany. Not everyone wanted to be there. This picture is of the soldier who leaped over the Berlin Wall and became an icon of the Cold War

West Berlin, A young woman talks to her mother on the eastern side of the newly erected Wall. Photograph: Bettmann/CORBIS The fall of the Berlin Wall: what it meant to be there Rare Historical Photos, Rare Photos, Old Photos, Vintage Photos, Vintage Postcards, West Berlin, Berlin Wall, Fidel Castro, East Germany
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People trying to communicate over the wall. Maybe with family.

The Berlin Wall Memorial is the central memorial site of German division. West Berlin, Berlin Wall, East Germany, Germany Berlin, Border Guard, Warsaw Pact, Shots Fired, S Bahn, Learn German
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This view over the Berlin Wall shows how militarised the guarding of the wall had become.

June 1948 Cold War: The Berlin Blockade begins. Berlin City, Berlin Wall, Berlin Hauptstadt, Teaching American History, Space Projects, Cold War, World History, Social Studies, Germany
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After WWII tension began to build up between the superpowers. This map shows the physical and ideological divides.

This man has just escaped over the Berlin Wall and is running away so that he won't be caught. Here the wall is not yet fortified. Berlin Wall, Running Away, This Man, Statue, History, Art, Walls, Art Background, Historia
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This man has just escaped over the Berlin Wall and is running away so that he won't be caught. Here the wall is not yet fortified.

1 October Windows of a house located on the eastern side of the wall are bricked up after East Berlin citizens escaped to the west from the windows Somewhere In Time, Berlin Wall, Vintage Photography, Multimedia, 19th Century, Fun Facts, Brick, Germany, Construction
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To stop people from escaping through windows, they were bricked up.

Early on there were buildings along the Berlin Wall that had windows overlooking West Germany. Many people escaped to the West this way. West Berlin, Berlin Wall, Boogie Woogie, Cold War, Historical Photos, Past, Freedom, 23 August, History
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Early on there were buildings along the Berlin Wall that had windows overlooking West Germany. Many people escaped to the West this way.