Saturday, August 13, 2011

You are leaving the American sector

50 years ago today

The Berlin Wall, April 13, 1961

For a number of years, I lived in Berlin, attached to an intelligence unit there. We watched over "GSoFG"--Group, Soviet Forces Germany--that maintained a large army in East Germany and the Berlin area. Locally, we called it the "outpost of freedom", 110 miles inside East Germany.

This is really what it looked like:


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