The Tunnels

The Tunnels

The Untold Story of the Escapes Under the Berlin Wall

Book - 2016
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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.
Publisher: London :, Bantam Press,, 2016.
Branch Call Number: 943.155 MIT
Characteristics: 382 pages, [8] pages of plates :,illustrations, maps ;,25 cm.

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