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A wind swept rainy day at Checkpot Charlie on Berlin Friedrich strasse
A wind swept rainy day at Checkpot Charlie on Berlin Friedrich strasse. In June 1953 during the workersI revolt in East Germany, American and Soviet tanks stood opposite each other in Friedrich Strasse, creating a credible threat of force at the Allies sector line,
From that time on, the border crossing at Checkpoint Charlie symbolised the collision of two world systems of Democracy and Communism. Following the completion of the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie became one of the enduring symbols of the Cold War.
Circa 1st November 1977