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View from the West: Soviet Tanks in East Berlin (June 17, 1953)
For residents of West Berlin, the deployment of Soviet tanks in the Eastern zone came as a shock. In this June 17th photograph, Berliners standing in the British portion of Potsdamer Platz watch as Soviet tanks drive across Leipziger Platz and down Leipziger Stra├če in the Soviet sector. Photo by Benno Wundshammer.