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The Story of the People Who Escaped over, under, and through the Berlin Wall
The Story of the People Who Escaped over under and through the Berlin Wall Author:Pierre Galante There really was Christmas in the air. People pushed through the fat ducks, fat geese, and slim bottles...Presents for people they hadn't seen for more than two years. By noon that first day 20,000 went through...And Christmas was still half a week away. — On Christmas day 150,000 people went through the barriers. Loudspeakers that had hurled ... more »threats and constantly cautioned: "Don't approach the wires!" now played "White Christmas." The bells of St. Thomas's, right on the Wall, pealed gaily.
At nightfall on Boxing Day those bells were still pealing and "White Christmas" was still in the air...And two young East Berliners climbed the wall of the church. They reached the top of the wall and were climbing the barbed wire fence on top. Then drowning the peal of the bells came the chatter of a tommy-gun. For a split section the lads could be seen silhouetted against the Christmas night...« less