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Berlin Blockade


An airlift would force the Soviet Union into the position of either ... running an airlift in support of British troops in Berlin.

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-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 - 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 ...

Berlin Airlift: Operation Vittles | HistoryNet


It was on June 26 that the so-called Berlin Airlift officially began and the first scheduled airlift brought supplies to the three Allied sectors of West Berlin.

American Experience . The Berlin Airlift . Home | PBS


Map | The Cold War and key places on the airlift route >> · Press | Read newspaper accounts of the mission >> · Candygrams | Find out about "Operation Little ...

The Berlin Airlift and NATO [ushistory.org]


Berlin, Germany's wartime capital was the prickliest of all issues that separated the United States and Soviet Union during the late 1940s. The city was divided ...

Berlin Airlift (1948-49) - The New York Times


News about the Berlin Airlift (1948-49). Commentary and archival information about Berlin Airlift from The New York Times.

Berlin airlift - Infoplease


Berlin airlift, 1948–49, supply of vital necessities to West Berlin by air transport primarily under U.S. auspices. It was initiated in.

Factsheets : The Berlin Airlift - Air Force Historical Studies Division


Sep 8, 2015 ... The victorious Allies of World War II divided Germany into occupation zones: the American, French, and British zones in the west and a Soviet ...

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.
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Berlin Airlift - Milestones: 1945–1952 - 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 ...

The Berlin Airlift - Harry S. Truman Library and Museum


This collection focuses on the Berlin Airlift. It includes 126 documents totaling 444 pages covering the years 1948 through 1952. Supporting materials include ...

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 ...