Berlin Tunnel Operation

Lou Mehrer spoke about the Berlin Tunnel and “Operation Gold,” a 1950s project conducted by the Central Intelligence Agency and… read more

Lou Mehrer spoke about the Berlin Tunnel and “Operation Gold,” a 1950s project conducted by the Central Intelligence Agency and the British Intelligence Service to tap into Soviet communications by tunneling from West Berlin into East Berlin, Germany. Known as “Operation Stopwatch” by the British, the 1,500 foot tunnel was active for eleven months, and netted about 40,000 hours of East German telephone conversations. Mr. Mehrer spoke at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum in West Branch, Iowa. close

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Berlin Tunnel Operation

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Program ID:
311404-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
West Branch, Iowa, United States
First Aired:
May 18, 2013
Last Aired:
Jun 10, 2013

Airing Details

  • May 18, 2013 | 10:29am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 20, 2013 | 6:30am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 08, 2013 | 12:44pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 09, 2013 | 5:46am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 10, 2013 | 1:45am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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