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CLIP 10383

Airlift helps to end blockade (pt 1/4)

Airlift helps to end blockade (pt 1/4)

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Key Info
  • Airlift helps to end blockade (pt 1/4)
  • Duration: 03:12
  • Footage of the celebrations of the end of the Berlin Blockade (24 June 1948-12 May 1949). British soldiers drive to the Russian checkpoint, where there is no tension and the atmosphere is friendly. First broadcast on 15 May 1949 and published as part of BBC Archive Collections: Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:



    Germany from 1946

  • Keywords: airlift, berlin blockade, air force, rail road, waterways, supplies, rations, Russian zone, tension
Ideas for use in class
  • Was the airlift always friendly? Pupils could plan their own route to help end the blockade. This could be cross curricular with geography and ICT. For more information, please see:
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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