The Degner Defection

  • by James W Roberts
  • Narrated by Stephen Evans
  • 0 hrs and 27 mins
  • original_recording Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Fifty years ago a dashing, ultra-talented motorbike racer planned to escape from Communist East Germany at the height of the Cold War. Award-winning presenter Stephen Evans tells how Degner, a hero in his homeland, risked everything, including the life of his young family, to flee to the west, taking with him groundbreaking technology developed deep behind the Iron Curtain. All that stood in his way was an increasingly repressive regime, the notorious Stasi, and the building of a certain wall that changed the course of European history.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-09-2012
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited