Dramatic reminder of why the Berlin Wall had to come down

September 28, 2017 – 04:57 pm

Dramatic reminder of why the Berlin Wall had to come downThe Berlin Wall forcibly split families and communities for decades and between 1961 and 1989, claimed the lives of 80 people trying to sneak across from the communist east to the democratic west.

Passage through the wall was strictly controlled by guards equipped with machine guns, search lights and vicious attack dogs.

These three men and one woman in the video had clambered over roofs and walls to sneak to the water which they needed to cross to enter West German territory.

The desperation of the escapists can be seen when the East German patrol boat attempts to pick them up.

In the first days of the wall’s existence, it consisted only of barbed wire and metal fences which brave East Berliners cut themselves through in desperate bids for freedom.


Source: metro.co.uk

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