When I saw students were standing on top of the Wall, I was horrified. These were students just asking to be martyred, or perhaps they were drunk, I thought, because there was quite the party atmosphere.
The party went on for a few days - long enough for Tom B. to get there in his trenchcoat -- and still no shooting. And eventually they knocked a crack in it and went through. And the wall fell and then two sprang up, not in its place but on our border and in Gaza. Looks like walls stay up for two generations.
But, anyway, what I really meant to say was you have to find this documentary: The Tunnel. I think that's the one I want - it's the one with the NBC footage and interviews with the survivors. It's just unreal. A group of people actually tunneled under the wall. I won't go into the details, because that would spoil it for you. Just let your imagination run wild ... start with Bergman and throw in the Great Escape and Hogan's Heroes. Just an unreal story. 2.5 thumbs up!