The Berlin Wall Story

Biography of a Monument

Hans-Hermann Hertle

Where did the Berlin Wall actually stand? Why was it built? How did people keep managing to escape across it? And how many died in the attempt? Why did it come down in the end? Numerous previously unknown photographs document the construction of this barrier system of barbed wire, alarm fences and concrete.
Publication date:
November 2011
Publisher :
Christoph Links Verlag
Language:
English
Illustration :
illustrated throughout
Format Available     Quantity Price
Hardback
ISBN : 9783861536505

Dimensions : 148 X 105 cm
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£4.90
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Overview
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• A stunning survey of the Berlin Wall - the central symbol of the Cold War

Where did the Berlin Wall actually stand? Why was it built? How did people keep managing to escape across it? And how many died in the attempt? Why did it come down in the end? Numerous previously unknown photographs document the construction of this barrier system of barbed wire, alarm fences and concrete.

Spectacular escape stories and shocking deaths are chronicled here in words and images, as are the dramatic events surrounding the construction and the fall of the Wall. A stunning survey of the Berlin Wall - the central symbol of the Cold War.