A Glimpse at West Berlin: Early July, 1987*

Opinions on what West Berlin’s fate would be in the event of war were wide and varied. The contentious history of the divided city, along with the symbolism that both East and West attached to it opened a realm of possibilities. On one end of the spectrum, many military and political observers expected a major …

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3rd Armored Division To The Border: 7 July, 1987*

Across the length of the Federal Republic of Germany on the night of 7 July into the morning of the 8th, two mass migrations were underway. One was made up of thousands of West German civilians residing in close proximity to the Inner-German border. What began as a steady stream of families heading west towards …