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Friday, November 18, 2016

The Tunnels by Greg Mitchell

This is a engaging book focused on a brief period of time in 1962 as attempts were made to made tunnels under the Berlin Wall to help people escape from East Berlin into West Berlin. Some of these attempts were successful and some were not. What I don't believe is widely known is that both CBS and NBC financed some of the tunneling that went on during that time.

This is a well researched and interesting read about what was happening in Berlin during that time as well as in the United States as the fear of communism grew. NBC was successful in filming some of the tunneling and the film was eventually released after much opposition from the Kennedy administration.

A fascinating look at a period of history of which I was not aware. I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

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