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