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I was waiting for this.
Only two days until the return of Key & Peele!
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Doing my school work.
August 13, 1961: Construction Begins on the Berlin Wall
On this day in 1961, Berliners woke to find their city and their lives cut in two by a wall of barbed wire and concrete blocks. Ordinary citizens found themselves caught in the extraordinary politics of the Cold War, as it was almost impossible to flee East Germany.
The Berlin Wall would cut the city in half, cut off West Berlin from the rest of East Germany, and serve as the enduring symbol of the Cold War.
Watch The Wall - A World Divided, which tells the story of the Berlin Wall through rare archival film and photos.
Photo: East German Combat Groups of the Working Class close the border on August 13, 1961 in preparation of the Berlin Wall construction (Wikimedia Commons/German Federal Archive).