U.S. President John F Kennedy visits Berlin and the Berlin Wall in Germany.
Berlin West Germany Date:1963, June 26 Duration:5 min 23 sec Sound:Yes
Crowded streets of West Berlin during U.S. President John F Kennedy's visit. Music played by the band as song lyrics contain name of President Kennedy (his Presidential campaign song). Presidential motorcade on the outskirts of West Berlin. Enthusiasm shown by West Berlin people is more than that shown by the people of Frankfurt,Cologne and Berne. Robert Kennedy and Vice President Johnson were prior visitors to West Berlin after the Wall was built in 1961. Views of large crowds along streets cheering for Kennedy. Boys and girls ride scooters and bicycles trying to keep pace with the entourage. A day before President's arrival, scene of East Berlin Police placing red flags on the Brandenburg Gate blocking views through it, and communists display a large board with east German propaganda messages before his arrival . Scenes of the Berlin Wall viewing both the Communist East German side and the West German side, as seen from the West German side. A woman walks her dog along the Berlin Wall. Two women stop to reflect at a memorial for a victim killed by East German police while trying to cross over "no man's land" between the two sides. Views of the Berlin Wall and barbed wire in no man's land. Presidential motorcade turns to onto 17th June Street. President Kennedy takes a look at East Berlin side. President Kennedy stands before the Wall accompanied by Chancellor of Germany Konrad Adenauer. Motorcade leaves Brandenburg Gate and crosses 17th June Street. President's car is preceded by a truck with American and German photographers. The entourage stops at the Allied Checkpoint Charlie.
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