The Last Days of East Germany

Michael Paterson first visited East Germany just after the fall of the Berlin Wall and provides a vivid account of its subsequent decline and fall during the move to reunification with West Germany. Michael is a military historian, author, researcher and illustrator. He began his career on the military magazine ‘Battlefields Review’ as a writer and illustrator, before working in the printed books department at the Imperial War Museum, London. Michael has lectured frequently on military history and related subjects.

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Back to today’s episode, Michael has a beautifully illustrated notebook from his time in East Germany and he has kindly allowed us to show some of the illustrations. Don’t miss those in the show notes which can also be found as a link in your podcast app.  

We welcome Michael Paterson to our Cold War conversation…