In August, 1961 three million Berliners woke up to discover their world had been thrown into chaos. In total secrecy a 28-mile ring of steel had been erected in the dead of night, forming a barrier between east and west and tearing the city in two.
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Find out about how the Berlin Wall came to be. This documentary traces the sequence of events that led up to the 28-mile ring of steel's overnight erection in 1961.
In 1961 3 million Berliners woke up to discover their world had been thrown into chaos.
The 60's saw the height of the Cold War, but no where more acutely than in Berlin...
All around the world other territories still have their own walls.