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12/06/1987 Reagan challenges Gorbachev to ''tear down this wall''


"Berlin Wall" Speech - President Reagan's Address at the Brandenburg Gate - 6/12/87


President Ronald Reagan's Visit to West Berlin, Reel 1 of 3


Ronald Reagan Celebrates Fall of Berlin Wall, November 9, 1989

Arriving in Berlin, Reagan was taken to the Reichstag, where he viewed the wall from a balcony. Reagan then made one of his most famous Cold War speeches at the Brandenburg Gate where he challenged Soviet leader, Mikhail Gorbachev, to tear down the Berlin Wall.
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