Solidarity - Pushing Back The Curtain

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It was the beginning of the end of Communism: 25 years ago, successful strikes led to the first independent trade union in Poland: Solidarity.

In its heyday, one in three of the adult population was a member.

Its leader, the shipyard electrician Lech Walesa, eventually became President of a democratic Poland.

Misha Glenny, who reported from Eastern Europe in the '80s, meets the players of the time to get the inside track on how Communism was defeated.