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Checkpoint Charlie - Gate to Communism - U.S. Army in Cold War Berlin Video-2

Checkpoint Charlie - Gate to Communism - U.S. Army in Cold War Berlin Video.

The Berlin Crisis of 1961 (USA vs Soviet Union) - The Berlin Wall Full Length Cold War Documentary-127:32

The Berlin Crisis of 1961 (USA vs Soviet Union) - The Berlin Wall Full Length Cold War Documentary-1

★ CHECK OUT OUR T-SHIRTS: https://bravestgeneration.com/collections/all ►Facebook: https://facebook.com/TheBestFilmArchives ►Google+: https://plus.google.com/+TheBestFilmArchives ►Twitter: https://twitter.com/BestFilmArch This documentary presents the role of U.S. Army in Berlin from VE Day (Victory in Europe Day) 1945 to the critical summer of 1961 during the Berlin Crisis. The original title of this video is "U.S. Army in Berlin: Timetable for Crisis (1962)". The documentary is a part of "The Big Picture" series produced by the U.S. Army. About the Berlin Crisis of 1961 The Berlin Crisis of 1961 (4 June -- 9 November 1961) was the last major politico-military European incident of the Cold War about the occupational status of the German capital city, Berlin, and of post--World War II Germany.

Berlin History 1945-1958 "Journey Across Berliin" 1961 US Information Service; Cold War-019:59

Berlin History 1945-1958 "Journey Across Berliin" 1961 US Information Service; Cold War-0

more at http://news.quickfound.net/intl/berlin_news.html "DOCUMENTS THE WEST'S POSITION ON DEFENSE OF BERLIN, BEGINNING WITH THE DESTRUCTION AND ECONOMIC BREAKDOWN OF THE CITY AT END OF WORLD WAR II, AND PRESENTS SIGNIFICANT HISTORICAL EVENTS, SUCH AS ESTABLISHMENT OF OCCUPATION ZONES, THE AIRLIFT, 1953 RIOTS, ELECTIONS IN FREE BERLIN AND THE WEST'S DETERMINED ACTIONS TO MAINTAIN THE FREEDOM OF WEST BERLIN." Public domain film from the US National Archives, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild video noise reduction applied. The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original). W. Germany had it's capital in Bonn and E. Germany had it's capital in E. Berlin.

OverviewEdit

Checkpoint Charlie (or "Checkpoint C") was the name given by the Western Allies to the best-known Berlin Wall crossing point between East Berlin and West Berlin, during the Cold War.

HistoryEdit

Cold WarEdit

It was made as a Allied border post in one of the few permitted places after the increased security measures in the divided city of Berlin as the Berlin Wall was erected.

Soviet and American tanks briefly faced each other at the location during the Berlin Crisis of 1961.

After the Cold WarEdit

After the dissolution of the Eastern Bloc and the reunification of Germany, the building at Checkpoint Charlie became a tourist attraction. It is now located in the Allied Museum in the Dahlem neighborhood of Berlin.

PoliticsEdit

Many spy exstanges took place here during the Cold War.

It's physical sizeEdit

A large, 1 floor port-a-cabin with an 15% bi-angled roof, a small exterior supply locker and a checkpoint road barrier.

Also seeEdit

  1. Inner German Border
  2. Berlin Wall
  3. Iron Curtain
  4. FRG
  5. GDR
  6. West Berlin
  7. Cold War

LinksEdit

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Checkpoint_Charlie
  2. http://www.berlin.de/sehenswuerdigkeiten/3560059-3558930-checkpoint-charlie.html
  3. http://www.webcrawler.com/serp?q=Checkpoint+Charlie

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