Download Berlin Cold War Pictures Images. See more ideas about cold war, east germany, berlin wall. Pictures taken 20 years apart show the german reichstag building, background left, in with the berlin wall running past it, and in below.
The cold war was a period of geopolitical tension between the soviet union and the united states and their respective allies, the eastern bloc and the western bloc, after world war ii. Cold war | berlin wall, german history, cold war. Allan hailstone took more than 600 pictures of berlin during the cold war.
The snow and ice of the shots taken in the winter of 1956 seems appropriate for the early years of the 'cold war'.
The biggest problem that the berliners had to face was the threat of starvation. Constructed by the german democratic republic (gdr, east germany), starting on 13 august 1961, the wall cut off (by land) west berlin from virtually all of. What makes these pictures special to me is that they show berlin before reconstruction was complete, and before the wall was built to physically divide the two halves of the city. The city of berlin will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the berlin wall in november.