Tensions ran high at Checkpoint Charlie in 1961 as Easterners fled to West, Berlin Wall went up
Photo Credit: U.S. ARMY PHOTO
Soldiers from the U.S. Army Berlin Command face off against police from the former East Germany during one of several standoffs at Checkpoint Charlie in 1961. On several occasions that year, a U.S. quick reaction force of tanks and infantry Soldiers stood watch as armed military policemen escorted U.S. personnel across the border into East Berlin.
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