ARCHIVE PHOTO OF THE DAY
Soviets at Checkpoint Charlie, 1961
By STARS AND STRIPES Published: August 24, 2019
Gus Schuettler ©Stars and Stripes
Berlin, September, 1961: A Soviet soldier takes photos of the scene at Checkpoint Charlie as American MPs blocks the road until the necessary border procedures have been completed. The Soviets were headed to their World War II memorial, located in the city's Western sector; the construction of the Berlin Wall a month earlier made the once-routine visit much more complicated.