15 vintage photographs, telling about the legendary fall of the Berlin Wall
• 15 vintage photographs, telling about the legendary fall of the Berlin Wall
August 13, 1961 in East Germany began construction of the wall, which was to stop the exodus of citizens in the more prosperous West Germany. Wall lasted more than 20 years, and only her fall occurred in November 1989. This long-awaited event marked the beginning of the reunification of East and West Germany. Let's look at the unique construction of eerie pictures structure and frames taken during its fall.
The man was wounded by a machine gun while trying to escape, 1971.
August 13, 1961. Soldiers enclose the territory of the future of the Berlin Wall with barbed wire. Huh people curiously watching the scene.
August 15 the entire eastern zone of Germany was completely surrounded by barbed wire, and thus, it was possible to start the construction of the wall.
The border guard is monitoring the situation through binoculars, 1961.
A little girl from East Germany peeks out from behind the barbed wire, in October 1961.
Another defector. His shot from the tower guards, August 17, 1962.
The Berlin Wall in color, 1968.
The Brandenburg Gate, trapped behind the Berlin Wall, November 19, 1961.
The famous picture of 19-year-old soldier of the GDR trying to flee to the western sector to his family. This photo taken by Peter Leybingom August 15, 1961, became one of the symbols of the Cold War at the time.
A mother and child are along the Berlin Wall, the image date unknown.
One of the mass escapes. Then through a tunnel leading from East to West Berlin, 57 people escaped. October 1964.
These were painted with graffiti Berlin Wall from the West Berlin in 1988.
A pair of men suddenly decided to jump over the border barrier in the hope to have time to run to West Berlin in April 1989.
The border guard who was ready at any moment to open fire.
A joyful meeting of West and East Berlin, November 10, 1989.
Demolition of a section of the Berlin Wall, November 11, 1989.