As guests of the British occupation force, our Cold War tourists travelled from Bonn in a Royal Air Force plane that landed at the British base in Gatow. Their itinerary was packed with briefings, as well as social and cultural events. Some members were anticipating an evening of musical theatre in the West Berlin production of My Fair Lady. Its implicit message? British manners and an upper-class English accent will win you the world. Every public moment in the travellers’ three-day visit to the city would be freighted with iconic connections to the Cold War and its key players.