Monday, January 7, 2019

Today in the Life of the Berlin Airlift


January 1949 :

The first American airlift participants begin rotating back to their home bases. The British begin evacuating Berlin children in planes that have unloaded their cargo.




Monday, December 24, 2018

Today in the Life of the Berlin Airlift


December 24, 1948 :

Bob Hope conducts a Christmas tour of airlift bases, performing for American soldiers in Berlin
  
Bob Hope performing for American soldiers during WWII

Monday, December 17, 2018

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Today in the Life of the Berlin Airlift


December 16, 1948 :

During the Berlin Airlift a third airport has been constructed in Tegel, in the French sector. However, the airport could not begin operations because two radio towers, operated by the soviet forces obstructed the landing area.

On that day, French engineers destroyed the transmitting towers of the communist-run radio station near Tegel.

This incident directly inspired the Chapter 34: „The Radio Towers” in the historical novel „Eagles Over Berlin”


Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Did you know? - Berlin Wall Timeline

December 11, 1957

New legislation in East Germany

Leaving East Germany without permission would result in a prison sentence of up to three years

Monday, December 10, 2018

Did you know? - Berlin Airlift Facts


39 British, 31 American and 13 German civilians lost their lives in the Berlin Airlift. They are remembered on the Berlin Airlift monument at Tempelhof in Berlin



Saturday, December 8, 2018

Road to Berlin Airlift


November 25 - December 17, 1946

Another conference of foreign ministers is held in London, but again no agreement is reached on the future government of Germany.



Monday, December 3, 2018

Did you know? - Berlin Airlift Quotes

„The transport division of the Soviet military administration is compelled to halt all passenger and freight traffic to and from Berlin tomorrow at 0600 hours because of technical difficulties. West Berlin will receive electricity only between 11 p.m. and 1 a.m....”

Soviet Communique on June 24, 1948

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Today in the Life of the Berlin Airlift

February 15, 1949

 

America's U.N. delegate, Philip Jessup, begins talks with his Soviet counterpart, Jacob Malik.

 

 

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Road to Berlin Airlift

February 1946

 

The American foreign affairs adviser in post in Moscow, George Kennan, composes an 8,000-word "long telegram" laying out his understanding of the Soviet world view. Kennan's telegram helps shape U.S. foreign policy. George Kennan is best known as "the father of containment" and as a key figure in the emergence of the Cold War.

 

 

 

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Road to Berlin Airlift

February 4 – 11, 1945.

 

President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Soviet leader Joseph Stalin meet at Yalta and confirm a plan to divide both Germany and the city of Berlin into American, British, French, and Russian zones.

 

 

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Today in the Life of the Berlin Airlift

January 31, 1949.

 

More than 170,000 tons of supplies have been airlifted this month, a new record. More than 20 airlift personnel have also died in January.

 

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Today in the Life of the Berlin Airlift

January 24, 1949

 

The 250,000th ton of coal arrives at Tegel.

 

 

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In the aftermath of the Berlin Airlift

January 18, 1951

 

Ernst Reuter is reelected mayor of West Berlin.

 

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Today in the Life od the Berlin Airlift

January 1949

 

The first American airlift participants begin rotating back to their home bases. The British begin evacuating Berlin children in planes that have unloaded their cargo.

 

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