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    A TUMULTUOUS WELCOME IN WEST BERLIN YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) FOR THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY-GENERAL, ROBERT KENNEDY WHEN HE ARRIVED TO UNVEIL A MEMORIAL PLAQUE TO HIS BROTHER, THE LATE PRESIDENT JOHN F.

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    A TUMULTUOUS WELCOME IN WEST BERLIN YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) FOR THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY-GENERAL, ROBERT KENNEDY WHEN HE ARRIVED TO UNVEIL A MEMORIAL PLAQUE TO HIS BROTHER, THE LATE PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY.

    AS HE ARRIVED AT JOHN F. KENNEDY PLATZ, ROBERT KENNEDY WAS CHEERED WILDLY BY A HUGE CROWD -- ESTIMATED AT ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND PEOPLE. THEN THE VAST GATHERING BECAME SILENT, EXCEPT FOR THE STRAINS OF THE OLD GERMAN TUNE "ICH ??? HATT' EINEN KAMERADEN" (I HAD A COMRADE) PLAYED BY THE POLICE BAND, AS THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL UNVEILED THE PLAQUE.

    THE PLAQUE HAS BEEN DESIGNED BY THE SCULPTOR, RICHARD SCHEIBE AND IS SET INTO A PILLAR OF THE MAIN DOOR OF THE SCHOENBERGER RATHAUS -- FROM WHOSE BALCONY PRESIDENT KENNEDY ONE YEAR AGO MADE HIS FAMOUS SPEECH IN WHICH HE TOLD A CROWD OF BERLINERS "ICH BIN EIN BERLINER" (I AM A BERLINER.)
    AFTER THE UNVEILING ROBERT KENNEDY SPOKE TO THE CROWD FROM THE BALCONY. HE SAID:
    THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S SPEECH WAS FREQUENTLY INTERRUPTED BY APPLAUSE AND THE CHANTING OF "KEN-NE-DY, KEN-NE-DY" AS HE WENT ON:
    MR KENNEDY STAYED IN BERLIN FOR TWENTY-FOUR HOURS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5XJUGP7OOLYDXC8EUHW82GZN5
    Media URN:
    VLVA5XJUGP7OOLYDXC8EUHW82GZN5
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/06/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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