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Subject: US Army Border Operations in Germany rss

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Jan Vater
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Gents,

i came across another unclassified Cold War document of the USAREUR Military History Office and found it to be a most intriguing read. The chapter on modern (well, the study was done in 1984) border operations (1970 - 1983) is quite detailed and there are some interesting pictures, maps and sketches to be seen.

http://www.history.army.mil/documents/BorderOps/ch6.htm

Enjoy the read!

Jan
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Marc von Martial
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Wierd looking at / reading all this stuff, when you actually witnessed it in reality. Seems very far away ...
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Very, very true. Even though i still can vividly remember my first visit to the GDR, the eastern part of Berlin seems so strikingly different today, i regularly find myself struggling to explain the bad old times to friends from abroad when they visit the city nowadays. When the wall came down in 1989, i was on vacation in Switzerland and there was an air of anxious expectation all around me. What would the Russians do? What would the Germans do? It's quite easy to forget the unease or even open concern some european countries showed at the time.
 
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Yep, those were really exciting times. I remember I was glued to the TV, even the TV spokesmen could not hide their excitement
 
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