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CLIP 10386

Airlift helps to end blockade (pt 4/4)

Airlift helps to end blockade (pt 4/4)
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Key Info
  • Airlift helps to end blockade (pt 4/4)
  • Duration: 03:12
  • A look at how many tonnes of aid were airlifted into Berlin. Rations were being met, food was available in the shops and men and women worked to reconstruct city runways. First broadcast on 15 May 1949 and published as part of BBC Archive Collections: bbc.co.uk/archive/. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    History

       Topic:

    Germany from 1946

  • Keywords: airlift, Berlin construction, reconstruction, runways, supplies, emergency, building
Ideas for use in class
  • How was morale kept high when working to rebuild the runways? How important do you think it was to Berliners to reconstruct the city quickly? For more information, please see: bbc.co.uk/archive/berlinwall/8201.shtml.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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