History - Cold War, Berlin

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  • History - Cold War
    by hersheybar
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    by mesquite
  • History - Cold War
    by nighthawk
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    A warning that no longer is a...

    by nighthawk Written Aug 25, 2002

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    A warning that no longer is a warning :-).
    We had to pass Helmstedt before reaching West Berlin.
    We had to come in and show our passport. I had just lit a cigarette and did not want to throw it away so I just walked in with the fag burning.
    I found that the officers looked strangely at me, but as far as I knew, nothing was wrong. I just looked at them with my big blue eyes and tried not too smile, I was told you d better not.
    When I got out, my friend grabbed me at my arm, calling me stupid and sure was angry.
    Then I understood, wow, did I feel blonde! This was east! So no burning cigarettes! Dumb me!

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    Going through Checkpoint...

    by mesquite Written Aug 26, 2002

    Going through Checkpoint Charlie into East Berlin was a strange experience. We had to wear our dress uniforms and then get checked out by the guards who came on the bus with their guns.

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    When the wall was in place,...

    by hersheybar Written Aug 24, 2002

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    When the wall was in place, even the lakes were patrolled by the East German guards. So as they would say 'that ain't no bass boat' in the picture!

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