Cold War BerlinAugust 17, 2021 in Germany ⋅ 🌧 16 °C
This is what most of us grew up with when we heard about Berlin. Most of what's here was familiar in name only. Seeing all this brought so much back.
The 1st picture is of a section of the Berlin wall that has been preserved. Most of us have heard of Checkpoint Charlie between the American (West Berlin) and Soviet (Easy Berlin) sectors. That's the 2nd picture.
The 3rd picture is the bridge of spies where cold war spies who had been captured were exchanged. The most famous from the US perspective was Gary Powers, the U2 pilot who had been shot down. The 4th picture shows the marker on the bridge deck denoting the border between West Berlin and East Germany. This is the point where the exchanges were made.
The last picture is one of the aircraft used in the Berlin airlift that supplied West Berlin when East Germany (and the Soviet Union, of course) tried to cut off and starve West Berlin by blocking the roads in an attempt to get the allies to abandon West Berlin to the SovietsRead more