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The Berlin Blockade: An International Crisis

An impressive airlift circumvented a Soviet power grab.

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  • Photo Credit: Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum
C-47 aircraft parked in front of the terminal at Tempelhof Central Airport during the Berlin Airlift and the Berlin Blockade
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  • C-47 aircraft parked in front of the terminal at Tempelhof Central Airport during the Berlin Airlift and the Berlin Blockade.

    Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons
After loading of the C-54 air transport plane with sacks of flour by displaced Polish persons, German civilian personnel, and crewmembers of the plane prepares to take off from Rhine Main Airfield, Germany for Templehof Airbase in Berlin.
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  • After loading of the C-54 air transport plane with sacks of flour by displaced Polish persons, German civilian personnel, and crewmembers of the plane prepares to take off from Rhine Main Airfield, Germany for Templehof Airbase in Berlin.

    Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons