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    Berlin 1961

    Post by Guest on Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:53 pm

    Fabulous book. Soviets 1961 gains in Berlin led to Cuban Missile Crisis where Kennedy finally stood up to fat old Nikita.
    We are lucky to be here!!!
    Those nuclear war drills where we put our heads under our desks at school were not going to save us, but that's all we had!
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    Re: Berlin 1961

    Post by alohafri on Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:02 pm

    Gordon Beckham wrote:Fabulous book. Soviets 1961 gains in Berlin led to Cuban Missile Crisis where Kennedy finally stood up to fat old Nikita.
    We are lucky to be here!!!
    Those nuclear war drills where we put our heads under our desks at school were not going to save us, but that's all we had!

    I should read that...my father should too. He was in Nam in late 1962, ready to ship out at a moment's notice to head to Miami to invade Cuba.

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    Re: Berlin 1961

    Post by Guest on Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:22 pm

    McGeorge Bundy and Dean Rusk were total weaklings. Under the 4 Power agreement the nut Ulbricht East German leader had no right to block access to East Berlin and divide the city. Retired General Lucious Clay wanted to send our tanks into East Berlin thru Checkpoint Charlie which was LEGAL under the agreement and have them leave THROUGH the Wall at one point.
    The Wall was constructed because of all the refugees heading to West Berlin. East Germany was going to collapse economically.

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