Author Topic: Looking for Somewhere New To Walk?  (Read 897 times)

ninthace

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Looking for Somewhere New To Walk?
« on: 13:27:08, 02/05/19 »
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Owen

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Re: Looking for Somewhere New To Walk?
« Reply #1 on: 17:29:09, 02/05/19 »
Here's another interesting place for a walk or ski. Luckily no longer available.





The Inner German Border, AKA the Iron Curtain.




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Re: Looking for Somewhere New To Walk?
« Reply #2 on: 18:02:54, 02/05/19 »
If I should fall to rise no more,
As many comrades did before,
Then ask the fifes and drums to play.
Over the hills and far away.

ninthace

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Re: Looking for Somewhere New To Walk?
« Reply #3 on: 18:13:35, 02/05/19 »
The Inner German Border, AKA the Iron Curtain.


I remember those days too.  We used to take groups from our base to go on patrol with the British Frontier Service.  Between stops we would swap rank tabs, hats and jackets just to wind the other side up when they took our picture.


What an obscenity that border was!  Villages cut in half, mines and anti-personnel measures (only on their side I might add) but badger gates to let the wild life through.  The border wasted an area of land equivalent to Luxembourg and Denmark combined.
Do you remember the big open cast brown coal mine near Helmstedt?  When the border went in the machinery was up the east end so they took it and used it to mine coal that they then sold back to the west.
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Re: Looking for Somewhere New To Walk?
« Reply #4 on: 19:16:55, 02/05/19 »
Ideal spot for a foreign walking holiday -https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/04/30/dmz_hiking_trail_opens/



 "the thriving 6,000 different species of flora and fauna" hasn't quite sold it to me.  :)

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Re: Looking for Somewhere New To Walk?
« Reply #5 on: 21:43:21, 02/05/19 »

I remember those days too.  We used to take groups from our base to go on patrol with the British Frontier Service.  Between stops we would swap rank tabs, hats and jackets just to wind the other side up when they took our picture.



Yes, all very strange. We used to go out and shadow the speznatz in nomansland. Watching them watching us, watching them. All very serious at the time but really silly looking back.