• Short Summary

    American President Kennedy visits the Wall during his fourth day in Berlin.

  • Description

    Western Berlin, Federal Republic of Germany.

    GV. Brandenburg Gate with red curtains draped in the arches of the gate. MS. Crowd of pressmen. LS. Large placard on side of lorry takes up a position on the east side of the wall so that American President John F. Kennedy can read it when he looks over the wall. Various shots of the President Kennedy taking up his position on platform to observe the wall. LS. Two East Berlin guards. Various shots of President Kennedy on platform. Various shots of President Kennedy driving in car through ticker tape welcome in West Berlin. Berlin's Mayor Willy Brandt and West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer. Various shots of the crowd in square. MS. President Kennedy speaking at microphones - natural sound. Various shots of the massed crowd waving.


    Date found in the old record - 28/06/1963. Sound in the item is President Kennedy's speech - it disappears towards the end.

    NB: This is JFK's famous "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech. Legend has it that he actually told the German crowds, "I'm a Jelly Doughnut". He says the words at 02:34

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:33:11:00 / 01:36:32:00
    UN 3760 B

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    It's a myth that Kennedy said "I'm a jelly doughnut". In fact Kennedy was speaking in a figurative sense as he wasn't literally from Berlin so his use of the indefinite article 'ein' (which normally would be omitted when speaking of your residence) was in fact correct.

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