The Last British Commandant in West Berlin Part 2

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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

Special thanks to Ian MacGregor author of  Checkpoint Charlie for arranging these conversations.

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