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Thomas Sankara African Revolutionary

55 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 12 October 2013

The life and death of the inspiring West African leader; tunnelling under the Berlin Wall; and how exotic dancer Josephine Baker wowed 1920s Paris. Plus, the flight of Denmark's Jews during World War II and Witness remembers the campaigning Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya.


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