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EAST GERMANY BORDER FORTIFICATION SYSTEM
 
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Border
DDR Border Troops
Border
Key
  1. Actual border line
  2. Border marker or boundary stone
  3. Border column
  4. Outer strip (East German territory)
  5. Outer anti-vehicle ditch (dug-up road)
  6. Expanded-metal mesh fence (single layer)
  7. Access gate
  8. Double fence (for high security areas) with minefield in between fences
  9. Concrete-faced anti-vehicle ditch
  10. Control strip
  11. Guard patrol road
  12. Floodlights
  13. BT-11 observation tower
  14. Observation bunker
  15. F├╝hrungstelle command tower
  16. BT-9 observation tower
  17. Dog run
  18. Signal fence floodlights
  19. Concrete wall adjoining built-up area
  20. Signal fence
  21. Signal fence gate
  22. Entry gate to the security zone
     
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