Checkpoint Charlie

Photo: A tourist looks [October, 24 2011. ] at a poster showing the standoff of Soviet and American tanks at Checkpoint Charlie." "The Allies airlifted supplies into Berlin, and the Soviets relented in May 1949. Berlin and the inner German border remained trip-wire points between the Soviets and Western forces for decades after.  In June 1948, the Soviets tried to force the Western Allies out of Berlin by imposing a land blockade. Checkpoint Charlie (or "Checkpoint C") was one of the most … [Read more...]