Berlin Luftbrücke

In 1948 the Soviet Union occupied East Berlin as well as the East German territory surrounding the city, so the Allied controlled West Berlin was completely landlocked by Soviet control. When the Soviets blocked all rail, road and waterway traffic into the West Berlin region the Allies began the Berlin Luftbrücke, or Air-bridge, where all supplies that the Berliners needed were flown in, at a cost of over $224 million for the 15 month campaign. The monument to this operation is in two parts, one in Berlin and the other in Frankfurt, where half-bridge stone structures curve up…

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