The Berlin crisis (1961)

On 12 August 1961, the authorities of the German Democratic Republic (GDR) block the border between the eastern and western sectors of Berlin. US soldiers immediately prepare to face the East German National People’s Army.

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Source: All Berlin sector border crosses reduced to 2.50 meters. Berlin: Keystone, 1961. Black and White.

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The Berlin crisis (1961)