The Construction of the Berlin Wall

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  • The Berlin Wall
    • After the second world war, the Allies divided Berlin between themselves.
      • The USSR got East Berlin and the Americans, British and French got West Berlin
        • There was a border between the two halves, but no wall.
    • Early in the morning of the 13 th of August 1961, Soivet workmen arrived at the border with wood and barbed-wire fencing. By the end of the day the city was split.
      • However it wasn't just a fence, ther were guard either side of the fence threating to shoot anyone who tried to cross without a permit.
    • Less than nine months later Khrushchev's little fence had turned into a concrete wall with watch towers and machine gun post and even minefields.

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