Recording: Berlin and the Cold War: A Conversation with John Kampfner

A conversation with John Kampfner, RUSI Senior Associate Fellow and award-winning author, on his latest book, 'In Search of Berlin'.

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John Kampfner’s book paints a vivid multi-dimensional picture of Berlin, a turbulent and beguiling city that has been a military barracks, industrial powerhouse, centre of learning and hotbed of espionage.

The author discusses how Berlin was once the fulcrum of the Cold War. Drawing on interviews with writers and historians, he focuses on the behaviour of the Soviets in the eastern part of the city.

The conversation is moderated by Gill Bennett, RUSI Senior Associate Fellow and former Chief Historian, Foreign and Commonwealth Office.


John Kampfner

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