Checkpoint Charlie: The Cold War, The Berlin Wall, and the Most Dangerous Place On Earth
Checkpoint Charlie: The Cold War, The Berlin Wall,
A powerful, fascinating, and groundbreaking history of Checkpoint Charlie, the famous military gate on the border of East and West Berlin where the United States confronted the USSR during the Cold War.East Germany committed a billion dollars to the creation of the Berlin Wall in the early 1960s, an eleven-foot-high barrier that consisted of seventy-nine miles of fencing, 300 watchtowers, 250 guard dog runs, twenty bunkers, and was operated around the clock by guards who shot to kill. Over the next twenty-eight years, at least five thousand people attempted to smash through it, swim across it, tunnel under it, or fly over it. In November 1989, the East German leadership buckled in the face of a civil revolt that culminated in half a million East Berliners demanding an end to the ban on free movement. The world’s media flocked to capture the moment which, perhaps more than any other, signaled the end of the Cold War. Checkpoint Charlie had been the epicenter of global conflict for nearly three decades. As the thirtieth anniversary of the fall of the Wall approaches in 2019, Iain MacGregor captures the essence of the mistrust, oppression, paranoia, and fear that gripped the world throughout this period. Checkpoint Charlie is about the nerve-wracking confrontation between the We...
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1962 Checkpoint Charlie Berlin Wall Vintage Look Reproduction Metal Tin Sign 12X18 Inches
1962 Checkpoint Charlie Berlin Wall Vintage Look Reproduction
Our individually handcrafted signs are perfect for kitchens, bathrooms, doors, garages, man caves, cubicle walls -- any place you'd like smaller, very unique signs. Each one is manufactured to order so we offer FREE customization or personalization (for example, we can add a name or a date or a place, etc.) If it's a gift that you are mailing to someone else, we can also print and include a personalized note from you -- Just ask!
- Color: Cappuccino
- Brand: metal Signs
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Berlin Checkpoint Charlie Sign Premium T Shirt
7 x 10 Metal Sign - 1962 Checkpoint Charlie Berlin Wall - Vintage Look
7 x 10 Metal Sign - 1962 Checkpoint
MADE IN THE USA of sturdy and durable aluminum, this 7-inch by 10-inch (7" x 10") metal sign gives the effect of aging with simulated rusted edges and scratched and faded paint. It has smooth rounded corners and includes pre-drilled mounting holes. Suitable for indoor or outdoor use, this sign is weatherproof and won't fade in the sun for many years. Our individually handcrafted signs are perfect for kitchens, bathrooms, doors, garages, man caves, cubicle walls -- any place you'd like smaller, very unique signs. Note: While these signs may appear to have raised letters, textured rust or embossing, they are actually perfectly flat. These are images that are baked onto a metal sign. The texturing or embossing may look real, but these signs are completely flat and not textured.
- Color: Rusty
- Brand: Wall-Color
- ASIN: B01IQOJ1DS
Meet in Berlin at Checkpoint Charlie
Meet in Berlin at Checkpoint
IN 1989, ROIR, then a cassette-only company, released this title to rave reviews from the reggae and dub press. It helped introduce the brilliant UK dub mixer, The Mad Professor, to the American public and it became a really substantial seller and a dub classic.PULS DER ZEIT, and their producer Peter Vinyl, met The Mad Professor in 1983 and became mutually enamored, working jointly on a variety of records and experimental musical projects. The resulting fusion of talent, temperament, bonding and love for the roots of reggae resulted in this release, which we are now digitally remastering for CD.“Whoa! Jackpot! This is it! Do you like eccentric world-beat experiments? Bizarre culture collisions? Well, look no further. A monster! The book of rules has been set aside. Builds dub with it’s own set of rules. The music is sparse, rhythmically diverse, playful, full of surprises. The mix is subtle and brilliant, instruments and voices drifting everywhere, strange and mysterious. The best of dub.” – Puncture
- Brand: A DUB CONFRONTATION.
- ASIN: B00004SBWQ
- UPC: 053436826225
indokyeyqaz Men's Checkpoint Charlie Berlin Cool Funny Graphic Tank Top Shirts Unisex Workout Sleeveless Tees Blue L
indokyeyqaz Men's Checkpoint Charlie Berlin Cool Funny Graphic
Checkpoint Charlie Berlin 100% cotton tank top shirt is designed with a classic round collar.Tee Type:Spring,Summer,Fall,Winter Tee Length: Regular.When you wearing it,you become the center of attention.We have a lot of personality patterns tank top shirts. Check out our store for more funny and novelty sleeveless shirt that will become your favorite.Please contact us if you have any questions about our products and service, and we will try our best to help you.
- Color: Navy
- Brand: indokyeyqaz
- ASIN: B07VFKBXYX
1962 Checkpoint Charlie Berlin Wall Vintage Look Reproduction Metal Tin Sign Outdoor Decor Aluminum Sign for Garage Driveway
1962 Checkpoint Charlie Berlin Wall Vintage Look Reproduction
Get a fun novelty sign for your home and office and show off your sense of humor.8 x 12 inch Novelty signs sure to bring a smile. The cool retro look of a vintage a tin sign.Signs are digitally printed on high quality .040 Aluminum using UV resistant inks. These signs are suitable for indoor or outdoor use.Include rounded corners and holes for mounting. 100% satisfaction guaranteed. Product Details: Funny aluminum metal tin sign Pre-Drilled Mounting Holes Indoor and Outdoor Use Rust and Fade Resistant One-Sided Dimension: 12" x 8" The order will ship out in 2-4 days, then package will take 7-15 days for delivery. If you need product sooner, please feel free to contact us. We will process the order as sooner as possible. Thanks. If you have a problem let us know and we will make it right or refund you money.
- Color: Multicolor
- Brand: Moonluna
- ASIN: B07TWH82FC
Original Piece of the Berlin Wall in Checkpoint Charlie Motive Souvenir in Acryl Glass
Original Piece of the Berlin Wall in Checkpoint
Original piece of the Berlin Wall in Germany, in representative acryl glass arch Get a piece of German and American history straight to your home - with this original piece of the Berlin Wall - the 'Iron Curtain' - in Germany. The stone piece is cased in a representative arch made of acryl glass in a 'Checkpoint Charlie' motive. This unique souvenir fits perfectly as a decorative accessoire in your home or is a must-have collector's item and a piece of historic memory. It's also a great and creative gift idea! Note: Every piece is unique and may vary in size and color. size (of the acrylic arch): ca. 10x10x4 cm (ca. 4 x 4 x 1.6 inch)
- Color: White
- ASIN: B016L09SSC
POSTCARD WITH SMALL AUTHENTIC PIECE OF THE BERLIN WALL 'Checkpoint Charlie Memorial', Germany
POSTCARD WITH SMALL AUTHENTIC PIECE OF THE BERLIN
*souvenir card from Berlin, Germany *dimensions: 4.13" x 5.91" x 0.4" (10,50 cm x 15,00 cm x 1,00 cm) *genuine piece of the Berlin wall-->color and shape of the piece vary as each piece is unique *as seen at souvenir shops all over Berlin, Germany
- Brand: Berlin souvenirs
- ASIN: B07T6LXHQB
Berlin Travel Checkpoint Charlie - Flexible Magnet for Fridge, Locker - 2.5"
Peter Fechter Memorial at Checkpoint Charlie Berlin, Germany Original Vintage Postcard
Peter Fechter Memorial at Checkpoint Charlie Berlin, Germany
Original Vintage Postcard: Peter Fechter Memorial at Checkpoint Charlie Berlin, GermanyCity: BerlinType: Postcard, Continental ChromeUnusedCondition: (Please view the product photos - we provide photos of the front and back of most items so you can see the exact condition)
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Checkpoint Charlie Berlin T-Shirt 100% Premium Cotton
Checkpoint Charlie Berlin T-Shirt 100% Premium
Make an impression in this high quality gorgeous T-Shirt. It is hard wearing and made out of 100% cotton. We only use the highest quality print, so the design really stands out. 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, and "No Quibble" Refund Policy.
- Color: Grey
- Brand: Bees Knees Tees
- ASIN: B06XK9SMYX
U.S. Army Berlin Checkpoint Charlie Patch
Wall Memorials and Heritage: The Heritage Industry of Berlin's Checkpoint Charlie (Routledge Studies in Heritage)
Wall Memorials and Heritage: The Heritage Industry of
Analysing the transformation of Berlin’s former Allied border control point, "Checkpoint Charlie," into a global heritage industry, this volume provides an introduction to, and a theoretically informed structuring of, the interdisciplinary international heritage debate. This crucial case study demonstrates that an unregulated global heritage industry has developed in Berlin which capitalizes on the internationally very attractive – but locally still very painful – heritage of the Berlin Wall. Frank explores the conflicts that occur when private, commercial interests in interpreting and selling history to an international audience clash with traditional, institutionalized public forms of local and national heritage-making and commemorative practices, and with the victims’ perspectives.Wall Memorials and Heritage illustrates existing approaches to heritage research and develops them in dialogue with Berlin’s traditions of conveying history, and the specific configuration of the heritage industry at "Checkpoint Charlie". Productively integrating theory with empirical evidence, this innovative book enriches the international literature on heritage and its economic and political contexts.
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Berlin and Western Poland - Over the Borderline
4D Cityscape Berlin Time Puzzle
9 x 12 Metal Sign - 1962 Checkpoint Charlie Berlin Wall - Vintage Look
9 x 12 Metal Sign - 1962 Checkpoint
MADE IN THE USA of sturdy and durable aluminum, this 9-inch by 12-inch (9" x 12") metal sign gives the effect of aging with simulated rusted edges and scratched and faded paint. It has smooth rounded corners and includes pre-drilled mounting holes. Suitable for indoor or outdoor use, this sign is weatherproof and won't fade in the sun for many years. Our individually handcrafted signs are perfect for kitchens, bathrooms, doors, garages, man caves, cubicle walls -- any place you'd like smaller, very unique signs. Note: While these signs may appear to have raised letters, textured rust or embossing, they are actually perfectly flat. These are images that are baked onto a metal sign. The texturing or embossing may look real, but these signs are completely flat and not textured.
- Color: Rusty
- Brand: Wall-Color
- ASIN: B06XDRRWB7
This DVD documents the years following World War II when Berlin, Germany, became a divided city. Highlights include the events that led to the construction of the infamous Berlin Wall; excellent film footage on the Berlin Airlift; and an overview of the day-to-day duties of American soldiers stationed at Checkpoint Charlie and patroling the wall.
- ASIN: B000ZBW7KK
- UPC: 811120014712
Checkpoint Charlie - Berlin's Cold War Frontier
The history of Checkpoint Charlie, the most famous of Berlin's East-West crossing points and the focus of a serious standoff between the US and Soviet Union in 1961 that could have led to World War III. Support Mark at Patreon for $1 a Month! https://www.patreon.com/markfeltonproductions
Berlin, Germany: The Wall and Checkpoint Charlie
More info on travel to Berlin: http://www.ricksteves.com/europe/germany/berlin The Berlin Wall Memorial and Museum House at Checkpoint Charlie educate visitors about Berlin's tumultuous 20th century. At http://www.ricksteves.com, you'll find money-saving travel tips, small-group tours, guidebook...
Cold War Berlin-Checkpoint Charlie