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Top: Lawyer James Donovan and Soviet spy Rudolf Abel. Bottom: Tom Hanks and Mark Rylance as Donovan and Abel in the Bridge of Spies movie. Read "Bridge of Spies: History vs. Hollywood" at http://www.historyvshollywood.com/reelfaces/bridge-of-spies/

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Glienicke Bridge prisoner exchange depicted in the Bridge of Spies movie, where Soviet spy Rudolf Abel was exchanged for American pilot Francis Gary Powers. See more pics at http://www.historyvshollywood.com/reelfaces/bridge-of-spies/

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from yovisto.blogspot.de

On June 11, 1985, the biggest agent swap known in history occurred at the Glienicke Bridge in Potsdam.

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Austin Stowell as Francis Gary Powers in the Bridge of Spies movie. From "Bridge of Spies: History vs. Hollywood" at http://www.historyvshollywood.com/reelfaces/bridge-of-spies/

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from UPROXX

Major Nikolai Jackov and Malory Archer reminisce about first meeting as young black-ops agents in Berlin under the Bridge of Spies. The Bridge of Spies is actually called Glienicke Bridge, and it is indeed located in Berlin. The bridge was equally divided between Soviet and NATO territory, so neither party had full control of it. This made it the perfect meeting ground for prisoner exchanges — of which there were several between 1962 and 1986.

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::: sometimes i feel i moved in time ;) | btw. this tenement house from 1884 located at kurkowa 36 street was used in #spielberg thriller: the bridge of spies with tom hanks ;)

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