For 28 years, the 28 mile Berlin Wall had split a city in two and divided a nation with two million tons of concrete, 700000 tonnes of steel, attack dogs, tank traps, death strips and tripwires. While its dangers kept most GDR citizens at bay, others were spurred on to overcome it, by digging under it, hiding in car trunks, flying over it in hot-air balloons, and even surfing around it. To mark the twentieth anniversary of the Wall’s historic demise, The Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall charts its epic history and vividly brings to life the most daring escapes and interviews former border guards, politicians, spies and escapees.
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My daughter put together this video for her World History class project. It is very informative to only be 6 minutes long. She did an outstanding job with it. The 4 students standing in front of a section of the Berlin Wall at 5:43 is my daughter and her friends. They got the opportunity to see it on a trip to Washington DC.
www.youtube.com Cold War international History project, Washington, DC; Dept of war studies, King’s college, London; Institute of Universal History, Moscow; National Security Archive, Washington, DC Cold War 04/24 full length documentary Berlin 1948 1949
Berlin (documentary, English subtitles). Part 1/6. This is a historical chronicle of the last, decisive battle with Nazi Germany, the capture of Berlin and the unconditional surrender of the German armed forces. This film uses newsreel footage of Germans too. © Central studio of documentary films, 1945. ================== Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use. ==================
Berlin Wall Erected – A Day that Shook the World [HD]. In August 1961, troops in East Germany began to seal the border between East and West Berlin. In doing so they blocked off the escape route for refugees from the East. The barrier ended up being 12 feet high and 66 miles long with a further 41 miles of barbed wire fencing. Over the years, nearly 200 people died trying to cross the wall. It became a symbol for the divided world. A Day That Shook The World is the classic series that recalls the days of the 20th century that proved to be era-defining and pivotal in the course of modern history. Check out our A Day That Shook the World playlist: www.youtube.com Subscribe to British Pathe: www.youtube.com Follow us on Twitter: @britishpathe.com Join us on Facebook: www.facebook.com From: britishpathe.com