Postcards from Checkpoint Charlie (Book, 2008) []
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Postcards from Checkpoint Charlie

Author: Andrew Roberts; Bodleian Library.
Publisher: Oxford : Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Between 1945 and 1961, an estimated 2.5 million people fled East Germany in search of the political and economic freedom offered by West Germany. To thwart this tide of defections, on the morning of 13 August 1961, hundreds of East German troops began erecting the Berlin wall, which took nearly twenty years to complete and eventually spanned 166 km. The postcards in this volume trace its development from a simple  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Illustrated works
Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Roberts; Bodleian Library.
ISBN: 9781851243228 1851243224
OCLC Number: 225876094
Notes: Subtitle on cover: Images of the Berlin Wall.
Collection donated to the Bodleian Library at Oxford by John Fraser.
Description: 111 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 14 x 18 cm
Responsibility: introduction by Andrew Roberts.


The postcards in this fascinating volume trace the Wall from its beginnings as a simple stretch of barbed wire, to the daunting final structure containing over 300 watchtowers. Haunting images  Read more...


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