WIRE OBSTACLES UNDER CONSTRUCTION IN THE CZECH BORDER AREA AROUND VARNSDORF

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CIA-RDP80-00810A005800330001-4
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RIPPUB
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S
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1
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December 21, 2016
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June 19, 2008
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1
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Publication Date: 
December 30, 1954
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REPORT
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O JNTRY. i6PIC Approved For Release 2008/06/19: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA005800330001-4 CLASSIFICATION E ' T REPORT Wire.Obstacles under Construction in the Czech Border Area around Varnsdorf EVALUATION F -1 PI ACE OBTAIN D DATE OF CONTENT DATE OBTAINED REFERENCES PAGES 1 ENCLOSURES (NO. & TYPE) REMARKS PREPARED 30 December 1954 25X1 25X1 1. Since late August 1954 bed-wire entanglement parallel to the 25X1 border was under cons in the Czech border area on both sides of Varnsdorf (0 51/G a obstacle started in the area of the Luz (Lausche) hill and, i berr1954, extended in a continous line as far as the area about 2 ki rs west of Varnsdorf. As early as November 1954, posts to support the extension of the entaglement toward Rumburk (0 51FF 78) were set up. 1 obstacles were 1.80 to 2 meters high. A narrow tracing zone, which was not continuous everywhere, was located between the wire obstacles and the border. 2 were favorable., while a single wire entanglerrSk rests was set up wherever the terrain conditions w l 2. Only PS soldiers engaged in the construction of the obstacle. A construction crew of about 50 soldiers dug bhe holes for the poles, another crew inserted the poles, and a third crew fastened thq barbed wire to the poles. Two types of obstacles have loom *U&erved~jw far, A three-piece obstacle was constructed wherevet 1l ..~ t 1. Comment. Apparently, the Czech bea tr 25X1 alb East Germany is now to be secure in a similar way as Ow 1ogder. It Is believed that the execution of this measure is-.4j& , - ~ 1I tbe flir^bt of several individuals to West Berlin via Boot 04146a wb&A- be"me ltd ,dI "s public. 25X1 ~. 2. I (Comment. It is believed that the border sector mentioned in the presdnt report belongs to the Decin PS brigade. A previous report stated that, in September 1954, soldiers of the Plana brigade were also detached to construct obstacles in the sector of the Decin 25X1 brigade. Approved For Release 2008/06/19: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA005800330001-4 25X1