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The Berlin Airlift or Blockade (24 June 1948 – 12 May 1949) was one of the first major international crises of the Cold War and the first resulting in casualties.
The Soviet Union blocked the Western Allies' railway and road access to the sectors of Berlin under Allied control. Their aim was to force the western powers to allow the Soviet zone to start supplying Berlin with food and fuel.

Berlin Airlift - Wikipedia


The Berlin Blockade (24 June 1948 – 12 May 1949) was one of the first major international crises of the Cold War. During the multinational occupation of ...

Berlin Airlift - Cold War - HISTORY.com


Find out more about the history of Berlin Airlift, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on HISTORY.com.

The Berlin Airlift, 1948–1949 - Office of the Historian


The Berlin Airlift, 1948–1949. At the end of the Second World War, U.S., British, and Soviet military forces divided and occupied Germany. Also divided into ...

Berlin blockade and airlift | Europe [1948-1949] | Britannica.com


May 29, 2015 ... Berlin blockade and airlift, international crisis that arose from an attempt by the Soviet Union, in 1948–49, to force the Western Allied powers ...

The Berlin Airlift-June 24, 1948 to May 12, 1949


Surviving a normally harsh German winter, the airlift carried over two million tons of supplies in 270,000 flights. The blockade of Berlin was finally lifted by the ...

The Berlin Airlift - Harry S. Truman Library and Museum


Memo from General Clay on Berlin Crisis ca. ... Effect of Soviet Restrictions on the U.S. Position in Berlin June 14 .... Summary of Berlin Airlift developments

The Berlin Airlift - Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation


The Berlin Airlift. PRELUDE TO CONFLICT At the end of WWII, a defeated Germany was divided amongst the victors, the United States, the Soviet Union, Great ...

American Experience . The Berlin Airlift . Timeline 1945 - 1947 | PBS


Jan 19, 2007 ... The first battle of the Cold War -- and the largest humanitarian campaign the world had ever seen.

American Experience . The Berlin Airlift . Home | PBS


Press | Read newspaper accounts of the mission >> · Candygrams | Find out about "Operation Little Vittles" >>. The Berlin Airlift on PBS watch the promo