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Anniversary Of The Berlin Airlift

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Anniversary Of The Berlin Airlift

Anniversary Of The Berlin Airlift

Anniversary Of The Berlin Airlift

Only Available in Archive Formats.

GUESTS: Thomas Parrish Author, Berlin in the Balance [Perseus Books, 1998] Alexandra Richie Author, Faust's Metropolis: A History of Berlin [Carroll & Graff, 1998] Fifty years ago, US cargo planes began flying in food, medicine and fuel to West Berliners after the Soviets cut off access to the city. The Berlin Airlift - and the Cold War - had begun. US and British pilots flew nearly 300 thousand flights and transported over two-million tons of supplies during eleven month blockade. Join Ray Suarez and guests to discuss the dramatic events of 1948 and look at post-Cold War Berlin as it prepares to become Germany's capital again by the year 2000.

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