1945-1991: Cold War world Wiki

The plan[]

The plan was for a temporary defensive line to be formed on the west bank of the River Elbe by amassed Western troops trying to resist a Soviet onslaught by utilising the River's natural defensive value.

A flood prevention plan from the early 1950's was used to create some small and secret arms caches at strategic places in and around Hamburg, which were removed some time in the early to mid 1970’s.

Also see[]

  1. North German Plain
  2. Germany's Fulda Gap
  3. Soviet invasion of Denmark
  4. River Po Line
  5. "Poland is 'toast'!"
  6. The Swiss National Redoubt (1880-2010)
  7. Exercise Reforger
  8. British Army of the Rhine (BAOR)
  9. Berlin Wall and Checkpoint Charlie
  10. "Poland is 'toast'!"
  11. GDR
  12. FRG
  13. Inner German Border