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The tunnels, the untold story of the escapes under the Berlin Wall
Publication year: 2017
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Corgi Books
In the summer of 1962, one year after the rise of the Berlin Wall, a group of daring young West Germans risked prison, Stasi torture and even death to liberate friends, lovers, and strangers in East Berlin by digging tunnels under the Wall. Then, as the world's press heard about the secret projects, two television networks raced to be the first to document them from the inside, funding two separate tunnels for exclusive rights to film the escapes. In response, President John F. Kennedy and his administration, wary of anything that might raise tensions and force a military confrontation with the Soviets, maneuvered to quash both documentaries.
Although this is interesting, I think it's a little confused. The author comes across as not being clear about whether he wants to write about the tunnelling or about American foreign policy in Berlin.
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