As the world celebrates the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, FRANCE 24 takes a look at the events that led up to the historic night of November 9, 1989, and the people that made it possible.
It is always easier to decrypt events with hindsight, and twenty years down the line, the Berlin Wall’s demise seems inevitable. Back in 1989, however, few would have predicted the fall of the Wall and the chain of events it unfolded. FRANCE 24 takes a look at the momentous weeks that helped reunite a city, a country and a continent - and change the course of history.
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Date created : 2009-11-09