The Rest Is History

83. The Berlin Wall

The Rest Is History

60 years ago this month, the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) began building a barrier that divided the city of Berlin. It stood until 1989 and came to symbolise the front line of the Cold War.


Iain MacGregor, author of "Checkpoint Charlie: The Cold War, the Berlin Wall and the Most Dangerous Place on Earth", joins Tom and Dominic to discuss the history of the Wall, the ideological divide it represented and why it eventually fell.


A Goalhanger Films & Left Peg Media production

Produced by Jack Davenport & Harry Lineker

Exec Producer Tony Pastor

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