This is the 2nd part of our conversation with Major General Sir Robert Corbett, KCVO, CB who was the last Commandant of the British Sector in Berlin.
We join as I ask what were the British Army’s plans in the event of a Warsaw Pact invasion of West Berlin.
We also talk about the momentous night of 9th November 1989 and a fascinating tale of a situation, which if handled differently could have sent the history of that night in a very different direction…
Sir Robert also recollects his experiences at the Checkpoint Charlie closure ceremony and at the Tag der Deutschen Einheit when on 3 October 1990 the two Germanies were officially reunified.
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I am delighted to welcome back Major General Sir Robert Corbett to our Cold War conversation…
The first part of this interview is here https://coldwarconversations.com/episode136/
Special thanks to Ian MacGregor author of Checkpoint Charlie for arranging these conversations.
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