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The Night the Cold War World Turned Upside Down

The scene was Potsdamer Platz in the heart of divided Berlin at about 5 a.m. on Nov. 12, 1989. On the far side of the Wall that had become the quintessential symbol of Moscows brutal domination in Eastern Europe the first hint of dawn was breaking. Ive alway…
bubmag
November 9, 2019
Checkpoint

The Night the Cold War World Turned Upside Down

Gerardy Malie/Getty The scene was Potsdamer Platz in the heart of divided Berlin at about 5 a.m. on Nov. 12, 1989. On the far side of the Wall that had become the quintessential symbol of Moscows brutal domination in Eastern Europe the first hint of dawn was…
bubmag
November 9, 2019
Checkpoint

Where to see the Berlin Wall

(CNN) In the dead of night on August 13, 1961, the East German Army began placing more than 48 kilometers of barbed wire through the center of Berlin, splitting the city into two stark halves. On one side, the Soviet-backed East functioned under a socialist…
bubmag
November 8, 2019
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A Tale of Two Walls

When I was a GI in Germany in 1973, I was able to visit the other side of the Berlin Wall.  In order to show the soldier the importance of its mission in Europe, the U.S. Army took a select few into East Germany. I was among those fortunate enough to pass thr…
bubmag
November 7, 2019