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the berlin wall,
This review is from: The Berlin Wall: 13 August 1961 - 9 November 1989 (Paperback)
I was totally fascinated by this very complete and wonderfully researched book. Of special interest
to this reviewer as I was in Berlin in 1961 as a student. The title of the chapter "High Noon in the
Friedrichstrasse" captures so thoroughly the excited feeling of forboding which we felt then. The
escapes are fascinating, as are the deliberations of the East German leaders, the crumbling of the
GDR and little subsidiary stories - for example on Private Hagen Koch who painted the border line at
Checkpoint Charlie & lived to auction parts of the wall in Monaco!
Unputtable down, even third time of reading.