Berlin: A Royal Promise

When plans for Queen Elizabeth's visit to Germany showed that she would fly to West Berlin for a day, that wasp ish historian, A.J.P. Taylor, reported in the Sunday Express that for Harold Wilson's "devious political purposes," the Queen would be exposed to the "personal humiliation" of an escort through the Berlin air corridor of Soviet MIGs.

As it turned out last week, the MIGs not only steered politely clear of Elizabeth's plane, but Communists on the ground appeared equally eager to please. When she and Prince Phillip drove past the Soviet War Memorial in the British sector. Soviet...

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