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Checkpoint Charlie: Border checkpoint
Checkpoint Charlie was the name given by the Western Allies to the best-known Berlin Wall crossing point between East Berlin and West Berlin during the Cold War (1947–1991).


Meet the U.S. soldier whose portrait hangs over Checkpoint Charlie

When he saw himself immortalized above the well-known crossing point, he was "shocked"
CBS News - Published

Germany bans American "soldiers" at historic Berlin Wall crossing

Actors who have long posed as GIs at Checkpoint Charlie will have to look for new jobs after tourists claimed they were harassed for refusing to pay for photos
CBS News - Published

Videos for Checkpoint Charlie

Woman's dramatic escape from East Berlin in boot of car [Video]Woman's dramatic escape from East Berlin in boot of car

Gabrielle Paissoni escaped from East Berlin in the boot of a car in 1965 without telling her family anything about her plans. She was helped by two French officers who drove her through Checkpoint..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:34Published


Checkpoint Charlie: Berlin bans 'US soldiers' from Cold War crossing

Authorities say local performers exploit tourists seeking photos at the iconic Cold War crossing.
BBC News - Published

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