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Berlin: Visit by Margaret Thatcher, UK Prime Minister, to Berlin, October 1982

1 January 1982

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Summary

A file containing documents concerning a visit to West Berlin by the British prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, in October 1982. Subjects covered in the file include Thatcher's desire to place a tribute to those killed crossing the Berlin Wall; a plan for Thatcher to join a British military police patrol; the Anglo-German summit in Bonn preceding the visit to Berlin; practical arrangements for the visit; and protests against the visit by the Soviet ambassador in London, Viktor Popov, and his East German counterpart, Martin Bierbach. Documents in the file include several versions of the speech to be given by Thatcher, entitled "Britain's support for freedom"; and briefing papers on the golden book ceremony, West Berlin politics, the West Berlin economy, inner-German relations, and the imprisoned Nazi war criminal Rudolf Hess. The file also includes information on a visit to London by a delegation of the East German Volkskammer.

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united kingdom international relations police official visits soviet union war criminals berlin speeches east germany military operations margaret thatcher british armed forces west germany economic policies helmut kohl berlin wall soviet foreign policy Anglo-East German relations Anglo-Soviet relations british foreign policy East German-West German relations Anglo-West German relations West Berlin East German foreign policy West German politics Rudolf Hess Inter-Parliamentary Union (I.P.U.) former Nazis Malcolm Rifkind Francis Pym John Taylor Spandau Prison David Mostyn Viktor Popov East German Volkskammer Berlin garrison Horst Sindermann Richard von Weizsäcker Martin Bierbach

Collection ID
FCO33
Countries
East Germany
Soviet Union
United Kingdom
West Germany
Department Reference
WRL 26/4 PART B
Document Type
Correspondence
Meeting Minutes
Memoranda
Press and Media
Speeches and Public Statements
File Reference
FCO 33/5870
Identifier
10.1080/cwee.fco33.005870
Note
The following item has been removed from this file due to copyright restrictions: Press Association, 28.10.1982, Soviet protest Berlin to Britain.
Pages
140
Persons Discussed
David Mostyn
Francis Pym
Helmut Kohl
Horst Sindermann
John Taylor
Malcolm Rifkind
Margaret Thatcher
Martin Bierbach
Richard von Weizsäcker
Rudolf Hess
Viktor Popov
Subject Countries
Berlin
Themes
International Relations

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