The subject of this article:

  • exists in the Forrest Gump novel canon (including Gump & Co.)
  • is not mentioned in the Forrest Gump film canon
  • exists in real life (see Wikipedia article: Berlin Wall)

The Berlin Wall was a barrier constructed in Berlin, Germany by the East German republic. It served as a symbol of oppression and and Communist tyranny.

In Gump & Co. Edit

In the novel Gump & Co., Forrest Gump accidentally starts a series of events leading to the fall of the Berlin Wall.

He is playing football for his company's team, the Swagmien Sour Krauts, when he is chosen to punt the ball (having never done so in the past). He punts it exceptionally hard, and it flies well over the Berlin Wall into East Germany. Forrest climbs the Berlin Wall to retrieve the ball, only to find that his ball has interrupted the football World Cup being held on the other side, leading to a referee's verdict of a tie. An enraged crowd chases Forrest across the Berlin Wall, and in doing so sparks its destruction.

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