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Last updated: 23 october, 2009 - 15:34 GMT

A border view

Josef Altenburger lived at St Margarethen on the border of Austria Hungary border. During the Second World War he was interned as a prisoner of war at Camp Polk, Louisiana, USA.

Three years after he returned home, he found himself looking at barbed wire again, but this time he was close to home.

This picture gallery is his view of the strict border restrictions brought on by the onset of the Cold War.

Border with a reporter

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