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Tunnel 29 (Hardback)

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'Combining the fun of a thriller that we know will end happily with grim perspective on history and tyranny... stunning' New Yorker

'Reminiscent of a savvy Netflix block buster series' Evening Standard

'A truly exciting yarn... creates a sense for the listener of being right there in the tunnel, experiencing the dangers.' Observer


Inspired by the research for Helena Merriman's acclaimed BBC podcast, Tunnel 29 is the true story of the most remarkable escape tunnel dug under the Berlin Wall - as told through the voices of the people involved.

It's August, 1962, exactly one year after Germany's capital was physically divided. Joachim Rudolph is digging a tunnel under the Berlin Wall. But he isn't tunnelling out of the East. He's tunnelling in from the West. Why? To help dozens of people escape from East Germany.

In this fascinating account you'll learn about the psychological effects of living behind a wall, and how people in the East defied the Stasi by getting information from the outside world. And find out about East Germany's mass of informants - including the Stasi agent who infiltrated the group and handed the tunnellers' plans over to their enemy.

Written by award-winning BBC journalist Helena Merriman, the story is told using information gathered through hundreds of hours of in-depth interviews with surviving participants and thousands of pages of Stasi documents.

BiographyTrue storiesTrue stories of heroism, endurance & survivalHistory & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsThe Cold WarHistory & PoliticsPolitics & governmentInternational relationsEspionage & secret services Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Publication Date: 05/08/2021 ISBN-13: 9781529334012  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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