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Barrie Dunsmore: Revisiting an euphoric moment

Vt Digger - - 9:43 am Fri Nov 7th, 2014

On the night of Nov. 9, 1989, I stood on a camera platform at the Brandenburg Gate. The Berlin Wall, which for 27 years had separated West from East and cut an ugly scar across the city, loomed directly behind me.

On most nights this west side of the wall would be shrouded in darkness, hiding behind it the "death strip" of mines and booby traps where border guards constantly patrolled with orders to shoot to kill.

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