Hey everybody, I am history student at Bath Spa university and the time has come for us to work on our dissertations for the third year of study. I have sent a message to one of the site administrators,and Bad CO was kind enough to reply to me and permit me to post on this forum regarding my work. I am looking to find out as much information as I can regarding British soldiers in Berlin during the Cold War; I don't want to focus on the great power politics of the day, but I want to focus on the soldier's life. Just to tell you a little about my proposed dissertation, I would like to find out what British soldiers thought about the situation they were in whilst stationed in Berlin during the Cold War. I would like to know what they did in their spare time, how they felt about being in Berlin and what the atmosphere was like, how they felt about Russian soldiers and German Civilians and the relationships they had with them, their views on Communism,their views on events that occurred else where and so on and so forth. It a nut shell, I want to do my best to research the experiences of British soldiers in Berlin. The idea for this research came to me when I spoke to my Dad one day about his army experience,and he told me of his time in Berlin, 1983-1984. To say the least I was surprised by the stories he told me, as the image I had of Berlin was one of popular culture, were nuclear war is constantly imminent and every one is on edge. I am not saying this wasn't the case, I am just pointing out my Dad tells me stories of drinking with friends and trying it on with local women, and this is the side of Berlin I would like to explore. Any information any one can give me I would deeply appreciate. It is of course your own decision to post here, but if you would be willing to post any stories, thought, pictures or just add to any discussions please feel free, I would like to see as much variety as possible. Thank you for your time, Josh. P.S.I would be extremely interested in conducting interviews, any one who would be willing to be apart of one please message me and we can arrange something.