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Stepping off the Map

Stepping Off the Map is one of the hidden stories of the Cold War. Four years after the building of the Berlin Wall, a group of young British men and women crossed through the Iron Curtain. Their mission was to help rebuild a war bombed hospital in Dresden, East Germany. The project was organised by a man with a vision, the then Provost of Coventry Cathedral. In this account of a unique event in Cold War history, some of those who took part recall their experiences and reveal how they were unwittingly caught up in a secret political strategy aimed at maintaining peace in Europe.
Edited by Merrilyn Thomas, Cold War historian and honorary research fellow at University College London.

To be translated in 2023 – watch this space!

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