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THE FALL OF THE BERLIN WALL, NOVEMBER 1989

Political situation in 1989

In 1989, a politically stunning series of events occurred. It became known as the Autumn of the Nations as one by one the communist nations of Europe overthrew their governments.

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Why was I in Berlin?

The autumn of 1989 was political history in the making.

For anyone interested in politics it was astounding, for a journalist it was breathtaking.

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THE PHOTOS


Click on the pictures to go through to the galleries that contain images of East and West Berlin after the Fall of the Berlin Wall

"The weather was very cold -12C at night with 30cm of snow - and during the day it got to about -8C.

The cold affected our camera batteries and also our fingers. In the digital age you have no idea how difficult it is to change rolls of film when your fingers are frozen to the bone."

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