Foreign Relations: Bobby in Berlin

Beleaguered, bothered and often bewildered by the pressures of the cold war, West Berliners were ready and waiting for Bobby Kennedy. They wanted to hear some tough talk from a top U.S. official who is a notoriously tough talker and, up to a point, they got it.

Bobby and Ethel arrived at Tempelhof Airport in the midst of a cold, stinging snowstorm. Yet more than 100,000 West Berliners lined the streets, repeatedly holding up the motorcade by the sheer press of their numbers. At Potsdamer Platz, Bobby glared through the strands of barbed wire that are part of the Wall in...

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