Checkpoint Charlie

Checkpoint Charlie

Checkpoint Charlie was the best-known border crossing between East and West Berlin during the Cold War. At the height of the Berlin Crisis in 1961 U.S. and Soviet tanks faced each other here.

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  • Checkpoint Charlie© dpa
    The picture combo shows Friedrichstraße at Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin in October 1961 and 09.10.2014. In the last days of October 1961, American and Soviet tanks took up positions here at the GDR border crossing point Checkpoint Charlie after members of the US mission were asked at the GDR border post to identify themselves as they passed through the Allied checkpoint.
  • Checkpoint Charlie© dpa
    Checkpoint Charlie after the opening of the border.
  • Checkpoint Charlie© dpa
  • Checkpoint Charlie© dpa
  • Checkpoint Charlie© dpa
    Former border sign at Checkpoint Charlie.

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