Berlin: Grumbles from the East

On and on they poured through the chinks in Berlin's ugly Wall—and on New Year's morning some of them had to be poured back out again. With beer and brandy, Scotch and vodka, but mostly with bubbly glasses of Sekt (German champagne), nearly 78,000 West Berliners toasted the turn of the year with Red sector relatives. Those fortunate enough to have passes for both New Year's Eve and the day itself were permitted to spend the night in the East, and thus sleep off the loudest, happiest spree the divided city had...

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