Recording the stories of the Cold War before they are lost…
The Berlin Wall – Frederick Taylor
James spoke with Fred Taylor, a historian who has written several books on Germany, about his book ’The Berlin Wall 1961 – 1989’ which will shortly be reprinted to commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of the fall of The Wall. James and Fred spoke about the origins of The Wall and the division of Germany and of how the gap between the allies widened as Walter Ulbricht sought to create a more distinct identity, ideology, and positioning for the nascent GDR.
During the conversation, Fred talks about how ‘Project Rose’ was conceived and executed and what life was like during the early days of The Wall including the iconic standoff in October 1961 between American and Soviet tanks at Checkpoint Charlie. This Cold War Conversation gives an interesting look into the origins and early days of the Wall.
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