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CLIP 13840

The Queen's visit to Berlin

The Queen's visit to Berlin
Key Info
  • The Queen's visit to Berlin
  • Duration: 01:36
  • Queen Elizabeth II addresses a crowd in West Berlin on her state visit to Germany in 1965. The city was at the frontline of the Cold War: a small democratic outpost in the middle of communist East Germany. It was just 20 years since the Second World War; but the Queen praises the "courage" and "persistence" of the people of Berlin, pledging her support to the city, and receiving rapturous applause from the crowds.
  • Subject:



    Monarchy: Modern

  • Keywords: Full support, government, British, divided world, struggle, Cold War, achievement, inspiration, communism, QEII
Ideas for use in class
  • Working in pairs or small groups, children could write a thank you speech and deliver it in front of the class.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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