The article I link to today for you is the true side of his part of the event, as told by him, to the Philly.com reporter. As usual, the real version and the Hollywood version differ some. I think they call it artistic license?
Follow this link to read the complete article: Swarthmore prof was snared in "Bridge of Spies" case
|Professor Pryor 2015|
If you would like additional information about Checkpoint Charlie, here are two videos. One is a 28 minute general version about the site and the other is about a specific incident where American and Soviet tanks stood muzzle to muzzle once. Both are from the early 1960s. Good stuff.