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1959_02_28--077_SP The Squeeze is on Berlin

'■mJxL- - j * s UfUHrtTS " 7 Berlin’s lifeline to the West is this indicated 110-mile stretch of highway across East Germany; “a monotonous path through an unfriendly and lonely country,” says the author. Left: Travelers leaving West Berlin prepare for inspection at an Allied check point. Farther on they face the rigid scrutiny of East German police. Above: In East Berlin a cyclist waits anxiously while a member of the Communist Volkspolizei examines his papers. Such spot checks are a constant hazard in the East zone. After a practice exercise U. S. tanks and armored personnel carriers return to their garrison through West Berlin streets. Free Germans regard our token force as a major deterrent to the Russians. The Squeeze is on Berlin Once more this vulnerable free-world outpost be hind the Iron Curtain is being eyed hungrily by the Russian bear. Here is an eyewitness report from a gay, defiant city surrounded by danger. By Toni Howard


1959_02_28--077_SP The Squeeze is on Berlin
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