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CLIP 10398

Prime Minister Atlee visits Berlin (pt 2/2)

Prime Minister Atlee visits Berlin (pt 2/2)
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Key Info
  • Prime Minister Atlee visits Berlin (pt 2/2)
  • Duration: 04:52
  • Prime minister Attlee went on a three day visit to Berlin to see what the conditions were like and how the airlift was progressing. The film shows recreation activities and the home life for the people of Berlin, and citizens show how resilient they are. Shops are open, the cinema has been rebuilt and small stalls selling items all help keep moral high. Rationing is highlighted by showing the usage of electricity and by the amount of semolina given. First broadcast on 11 March 1949and 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: east berlin, west berlin, Attlee, rations, cinema, black market, moral, Atlee
Ideas for use in class
  • Compare rationing in Berlin to rationing in Britain before the war. Are there any similarities or differences? If so, why? For more information, please see: bbc.co.uk/archive/berlinwall/8200.shtml.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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