The East Berlin footballers who fled the Stasi.

The 30 year anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall has been all over the media in the last few days. Ever since I visited Berlin in April 1990, stood on the wall and chipped away a few pieces (sh! don’t tell anyone) I’ve been fascinated with all things reunification.

How refreshing to read an escape story about two footballers Dirk Schlegel and Falko Götz: https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/50289343, former professionals for the so-called Stasi team Dynamo Berlin.

Their story reads like something out of a cold war (spy) film and has the perfect ingredients for a book and even a blockbuster film. Patrick Jennings also does a great job writing the article and keeping us wondering whether there would actually make it without a hitch and survive to tell the tail. Check it out!

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