The Rise & Fall Of The Berlin Wall
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Winner Of History Makers Award 2010 - Best History Production
2 Million Tons Of Concrete, 700,000 Tons Of Steel,
Attack Dogs, Tank Traps, Death Strips And Tripwires.
A Wall Split A City In 2 And Divided A Nation for 28 Years.
A Spectacular Sweep Of History Told Through Dramatic
And Daredevil Escapes And Truly Astonishing CGI.
13th August 1961: The first barb-wire and breeze-block barrier is built by East German communists to save their socialist state from collapse, to stop thousands of their citizens voting with their feet across the open border in Berlin - from East to West.
From the very first day of the Wall, any escaper risks betrayal, prison, or death. More than 136 people will die at the Berlin Wall before it is torn down on 9th November, 1989
For 28 years, the Berlin Wall split a city in two and divided a nation with two million tons of concrete, 700,000 tons of steel, attack dogs, tank traps, death strips and tripwires. While its dangers kept most GDR citizens at bay, others were spurred on to overcome it, by digging under it, hiding in car trunks, flying over it in a hot-air balloon, and even surfing around it… This remarkable documentary examines the most daring escapes, and interviews former border guards, politicians, spies and escapees.
Frederick Taylor, author of the best-selling “The Berlin Wall” guides us through the story of a closed generation. German and American experts take us behind the scenes among decision makers on both sides. But the experiences of the individuals - escapers, boarder guards, US tank commanders - really grip in this epic story; and the CGI by Till Novak, that brings the Wall to awful life with jaw-dropping effects.
Now the Wall has disappeared without trace, its story offers thrills, adventure — and insight, into one of the strangest and darkest periods of recent history.