Checkpoint Charlie sign (in four languages)
During the Cold War, Checkpoint Charlie was the crossroads between East and West Germany. The Berlin wall divided freedom fro communism. Checkpoint Charlie was the biggest crossover between the two points. Deriving its name from the military alphabet (Alpha and Bravo were the first two checkpoints), Charlie was a symbol for freedom and at the same time an indication of separation. A sign like this, hung just outside the Western Sector, features warnings in Russian, English, French and German.

Checkpoint Charlie During The Cold War


Checkpoint Charlie Today

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