London Borough of Lambeth in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
Section of the Berlin Wall
Change Your Life by the graffiti artist, Indiano
The Berlin Wall was erected by the East German security forces in August 1961 to seal off the East German sector of Berlin from the West. On 9 November 1989 the East Germans began taking down the wall, ending the harsh restrictions on civilian movement between East ans West Berlin.
Over 80 people died between 1961 and 1989 attempting to escape over the wall into West Germany. This section of the Berlin Wall came from near the Brandenburg Gate and was acquired by the Imperial War Museum in January 1991.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Peace. In addition, it is included in the Berlin Wall series list.
Location. 51° 29.782′ N, 0° 6.504′ W. Marker is in London Borough of Lambeth, England, in Greater London County. Marker is at the intersection of Lambeth Road and St. George’s Road, on the left when traveling west on Lambeth Road. Located in front of the Imperial War Museum, London. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: London Borough of Lambeth, England SE1 6HZ, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers British 15-inch naval guns (a few steps from this marker); Soviet World War II Memorial (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); One Mile from London Bridge (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The Faraday Memorial (approx. half a kilometer away); The Wellington Hotel & Public House (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Roll of Honor (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Southern Railway World War II Memorial (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); D-Day Anniversary (approx. 0.9 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London Borough of Lambeth.
Also see . . .
1. Imperial War Museum London. (Submitted on May 31, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Imperial War Museum on Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 31, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 15, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 31, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 72 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 31, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.