The Cold War Museum, in cooperation with Old Bust Head Brewing Company, invites you to attend a presentation by former Washington Post reporter Steve Vogel on:

Betrayal in Berlin: The Berlin Tunnel and the Mole in MI6

Steve Vogel will speak about his new book Betrayal in Berlin and will describe his research and take questions.  Betrayal in Berlin tells the true story of the Berlin Tunnel, the audacious American-British Cold War operation to dig a tunnel into East Berlin to intercept Soviet secrets, and the operation's betrayal by the dangerous British spy George Blake.

"One of the most dramatic spy stories of the Cold War, superbly told by a real authority on the subject. Steve Vogel draws on his family background and reportorial expertise to recreate the paranoid atmosphere of divided Berlin and the wall that symbolized the superpower standoff. With a cast of characters that could have come straight out of a John le Carré novel, this is a “mole versus mole” espionage tale like no other." — Michael Dobbs, author of One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War   

Steve Vogel is a veteran journalist who reported for the Washington Post for more than two decades, writing frequently about the military. He covered the fall of the Berlin Wall as well as military operations in Iraq, Somalia, Rwanda and the Balkans. His previous books include Through the Perilous Fight, about the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake and the story behind “The Star-Spangled Banner,” and The Pentagon, a history of the building from its creation in World War II through the 9/11 attack.  Steve will bring copies of his book that you could buy and sign them after the question-and-answer period.

This is the 33rd in a series of presentations sponsored by the Museum, in cooperation with Old Bust Head Brewing Company, featuring expert eyewitnesses to significant Cold War events and activities.   Presentations occur at the Brewery, followed by special access to the Museum (next door) with a tour for event participants.

Date and Time: Sunday, February 23, 2020, 2 p.m. (Arrival at the brewery: 1:30-2 p.m.)

(NOTE: FOR THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO SEE THIS PRESENTATION BUT CANNOT ATTEND BECAUSE THEY ARE AT A DISTANCE, HAVE A CONFLICT, ETC., THEY MAY BUY A TICKET VIA EVENTBRITE LIKE ATTENDEES, THEN ACCESS THE EVENT VIDEO ONLINE AFTER THE EVENT VIA A LINK THAT CWM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR JASON HALL WILL SEND THEM. TO ARRANGE, EMAIL JASON AT JASON@COLDWAR.ORG.)

Cost: $35, including the presentation; a $7 coupon toward a craft beer draft, Kombucha, or other drink; a $20 contribution to the Cold War Museum; and special access to the Museum (next door) for event participants following the presentation. TICKETS AT THE DOOR, IF AVAILABLE, WILL COST $45.

Location: Old Bust Head Brewing Company, 7134 Farm Station Road, Vint Hill, VA 20187, https://www.oldbusthead.com/, and the Cold War Museum, 7142 Lineweaver Road, Vint Hill, VA 20187, www.coldwar.org  (VINT HILL IS IN THE METROPOLITAN DC AREA).

For more information and tickets, please visit the Eventbrite site for this event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/betrayal-in-berlin-the-berlin-tunnel-and-the-mole-in-mi6-tickets-84203532031

Venue

Cold War Museum

7142 Lineweaver Road
Vint Hill, VA

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