226 - The East German Balloon Escape

In 1952, East Germany was closed off from it's Western counterpart. Between the countries lay walls, barbed wire, minefields and lots and lots of soldiers. But that didn't stop the East German citizens from dreaming of escaping the oppressive dictatorship. In the late 70s two men got together and came up with a plan... to build a home made hot air balloon and fly their families over the border to a better life. This is one of the most audacious escapes ever attempted!

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