Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.


Berlin Wall (archived)

Research this Topic

When searching for information on this topic, potentially useful keywords to use include :

  • Berliner Mauer
  • Berlin Crisis of 1961
  • Berlin Contingency or BERCON Plans
  • Brandenburg Gate
  • Iron Curtain
  • Maritime Contingency (MARCON) Plans
  • Stacheldrahtsonntag’ (or "Barbed wire Sunday" - 13 August 1961)
  • 'Antifaschistischer Schutzwall' (or "Anti-Fascist Protection Rampart")
  • "Todesstreifen" (or "Death Strip” as referred to the border strip, by the West people)

Quick search boxes for online databases subscribed by the Library (available to staff working at NATO HQ) as well as links to the library catalog are also available for you to locate additional resources.

Subscribe to New Articles

To receive notification of recent articles added to this LibGuide, copy and paste the link below and add it to your RSS reader.

For information on subscribing to RSS feeds, please see NATO - RSS feeds.

Access Books & Articles

  • NATO HQ staff :

NATO HQ staff members can borrow books for one month, and journals for one week.

  • Individuals :

Individuals not belonging to the NATO staff can borrow books through their local library via the interlibrary loan system. They can also obtain electronic copies of journal articles and other material cited by sending an email to