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    Writer of the month: Stories from behind the Berlin Wall

    Hester Vaizey discusses her latest book, Born in the GDR: Living in the Shadow of the Wall, which reveals the everyday lives of citizens of the former German Democratic Republic The National Archives is again hosting a series of monthly…

  • Audio contentImage from cover of 'Stalingrad' by Anthony Beevor

    Writer of the month: Stalingrad and Berlin – researching the reality of war

    Antony Beevor discusses his experience of researching the reality of war. Antony Beevor is an author whose books include: Stalingrad (Samuel Johnson, Wolfson and Hawthornden Prizes); Berlin The Downfall; The Battle for Spain (Premio La Vanguardia); D-Day – The Battle…

  • Audio contentAccess between east and west Berlin, 1962, cat. ref. FO 371/163600

    The Berlin Wall 1961: the construction 50 years on

    This talk covers the circumstances which brought about the construction of the wall, what it meant for Germany and the crisis it precipitated in the context of the Cold War. Whilst focusing on 1961, it also covers the period 1945-61…

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