The Berlin Wall and the Intra-German Border 1961-89

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The Berlin Wall and the Inner-German Border (IGB) were built to halt the flow of refugees from East Germany to the West. From August 13, 1961, over 96 miles of crude fences and more sophisticated walls were erected around West Berlin. Border defenses ran 858 miles from the Baltic to the Czechoslovakian border, cutting villages in two, running through buildings, and intersecting roads and railways. Gordon L Rottman, who became familiar with both sides of the border while posted to Germany, examines the international ...

The Berlin Wall and the Intra-German Border 1961-89 2008, Osprey Publishing (UK), New York

ISBN-13: 9781846031939

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