Checkpoint Charlie – Berlin


During decades Berlin was the “nerve centre” of Europe…
And Checkpoint Charlie was the “nerve centre” of Berlin…

Soviet tanks face U.S. armoured vehicles
at Checkpoint Charlie, Oct. 27th, 1961

From Wikipedia – Checkpoint Charlie

You can read more about this historical incident at Wikipedia
“Stand-off between U.S. and Soviet tanks”



Berlin website
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28 thoughts on “Checkpoint Charlie – Berlin

  1. Impressive pictures. Still makes me shudder when I'm thinking of the past. A part of my family manages do escape East Germany a few years after the wall was built.

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  2. Berlin ist schön, ich weiß.
    Können Sie auch Deutsch sprechen.
    Trinken Sie viel Kaffee und da viel
    Kuchen essen……. LOL
    Another language Lèia for study
    maybe something for you !?!?
    🙂
    Amazing photo's :))))))

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  3. Merci de parler du Mur de Berlin or

    “Iron curtain or Shame's Wall

    et du nouveau Berlin
    Please take look on my blog “Bruno et le mur de Berlin” and “Bruno said du 09 au 14 nov.2009.

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  4. Oh, I'm so happy to see pictures from your trip! That was neat that you included Checkpoint Charlie. It's important to not forget that part of history. It looks and sounds like you had a wonderful time there. I'm so glad.

    Vicki

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  5. We have come so far since then, and yet, in some ways we have not come quite so far. We can and do learn much from history, yet we more often than not fail to apply its lessons.

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  6. I love to see and read about history it's great you got actually got to go there and remember what happened and have hope for the future….Barb

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  7. That was a very scary time and I barely remember it from when I was a child and I saw it on TV. Thanks for posting!

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  8. When I used to see this place in old movies I would wonder about the people on the eastside and about the spying on both sides. This is a very interesting and historical place. Thanks for showing it.

    Weekend Reflections will be going on while I'm gone. So you and anyone who wants to can use it. 🙂

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  9. I am reading or finished reading a story about one of the young kids who lived through the last days of the war in Berlin. I found it most interesting.

    “Berlin Dance of Death” is the name of the book and the author is Helmut Altner, translated by Tony Le Tissier. Copyright in 2002. I bought my copy from Amazon.com.

    Your photographs are beautiful.

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  10. What a wonderful and memorable series of photos! Merci beaucoup! I lived through those days and they were quite frightening…we didn't know what would happen or when.

    In 1961, I was still in the Naval Reserve, and received a notice to get my uniforms in order and be ready to ship out on a moment's notice…this was with regard to the Soviet missiles in Cuba…

    At the time we had just bought a house in Scottsdale, Arizona and had two little children.

    Fortunately, it came to naught, but it wasn't much fun!

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  11. Dear Friends, hownice to see photos of the one of my favourite cities:) And it's only 4,5 hour by car from the olace I live!!! So maybe next time?
    Hugs
    Joo

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  12. It seems hard to believe these days that the city, the country and whole of Europe were totally divided. It is good there are some symbols to remind us.

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  13. Believe it or not, although I've been in Germany I've never visited Berlim!… I know, I know… It's a shame!

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  14. My husband was there before the wall came down. He was just talking about it last week, so I love seeing these pictures!

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  15. Fantastic historical essay in photographs. Wonderfully done and so interesting to see.
    Leia – you must know that you take really marvellous photographs.

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  16. I just MUST go back to Berlin! Was there last time in 1962! … and I of course passed Checkpoint Charlie (with some administrative difficulties, especially going back to the West)!

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