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CLIP 10384

Airlift helps to end blockade (pt 2/4)

Airlift helps to end blockade (pt 2/4)

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Key Info
  • Airlift helps to end blockade (pt 2/4)
  • Duration: 03:04
  • It's the first time in a year that people in East Berlin have had fresh vegetables. Coal is being transported to fuel houses, factories and power stations, and train carriages have been decorated to celebrate the end of the blockade. 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, Germany, East Berlin, West Berlin, blockade, air force, rail road, waterways, supplies, rations, Russian zone, tension
Ideas for use in class
  • Cross curricular with ICT pupils can research rationing and make their own ration books. What did people eat? What would you miss eating? What was used as a substitute for food? For more information, please see:
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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