Berlin: Under the Wall

In their unceasing attempts to escape to freedom, East Berliners have often taken the underground route. But last week the world learned of the biggest, most elaborate tunnel yet built beneath the hated Wall. Through it. a record 59 refugees reached the West. The 413-ft. tunnel was dug in 18 weeks by two dozen German and foreign college students who began the job last May in a cellar in the working- class district of Wedding.

Working in eight-and twelve-hour shifts, the students made a 4-ft. opening in the side of the cellar, rigged up a block...

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