The Last British Commandant in West Berlin Part 1


Major General Sir Robert Corbett, KCVO, CB was the last Commandant of the British Sector in Berlin.

We start his story with the description of his first experience of Berlin as a young Army captain commanding a military train across East Germany into West Berlin just weeks after the Berlin Wall had been built.

We also talk about his subsequent Army career including his interview with British Foreign Secretary Geoffrey Howe and his early days as the Commandant of the British Sector in Berlin.

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I am delighted to welcome Major General Sir Robert Corbett to our Cold War conversation…

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