Berlin: East & West of the Wall

Few people can look at Berlin's ugly Wall without wanting to tear it down. Last week someone finally tried. At four isolated spots, mysterious explosions blew gaping holes through the barrier, but East German Volkspolizei quickly sealed each one off before any East Berliners could flee to freedom. The Reds blamed the West for the blasts; Western observers, however, said the explosions seemed to come from the east side of the Wall, hinted at an organized anti-Communist resistance ring.

Whatever the cause of the blasts, they found echoes in the U.S. In its unique way, Tin Pan Alley was joining...

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