European History  

The Berlin Wall (Paperback)

Hans-Hermann Hertle


Over 200 previously unpublished photographs document the building and development of the many check points, barbed wire barriers, and alarmed fences which formed the concrete wall around Berlin. This book tells dramatic tales of spectacular escapes and terrible deaths, and explains the history making events surrounding the building and fall of the Wall.Contemporary photographs are contrasted with photographs from the eighties to offer surprising insights into how the former death strip has changed since 1990. Relics of the wall in the current cityscape are prominently illustrated, including remnants of the Wall itself, expanded metal lattice fences, observation towers, barbed wire and concrete posts. Also included are statistics showing the numbers of refugees and victims of the Wall, a guide to the museums and memorials and a summary of the literature and cinema treatment of the Wall, along with a brief chronicle of its history.

Product Details

  • Product code: BIEZK
  • ISBN: 9783861534631
  • Publisher: Christoph Links Verlag
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 25.9cm x 21.2cm
  • Pages: 200
  • Publish date: Sat Mar 15 00:00:00 GMT 2008
  • Book points: 14


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