On August 13, 1961, East Berlin soldiers began to build the Berlin Wall from brick and barbed wire. The Wall separated the Soviet-controlled Eastern half of the city from the democratically run Western half of the city. This clip from a "Big Picture" episode gives some history of the city from before the Wall was built. For more information about this video clip, visit http://arcweb.archives.gov/arc/action/ExternalDOSearch?searchExpression=2569836The original release sheet reads:In West Berlin, a new skyline has risen from the rubble of World War II. A dynamic, prosperous city, West Berlin lies one hundred miles into Soviet controlled East Germany--an outpost of freedom in a jungle of Communist slavery. In West Berlin's struggle to remain free--indeed, the Free World's struggle--lies this week's dramatic story.CREATED BYDepartment of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations. U.S. Army Audiovisual Center.(ca. 1974 - 05/15/1984 )USE RESTRICTIONS NOTE: Some or all of this material may be restricted by copyright or other intellectual property right restrictions.ONLINE RESOURCES:http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001ELLCCONOTE: A DVD of this film can be ordered from our partner, Amazon.com/NATIONALARCHIVES. A DVD of this film is ALSO available for viewing and copying free of charge in the NARA Research Room in the Motion Picture, Sound, and Video Records Section, National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD.
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