Mr Attlee Visits Berlin

First broadcast: 11 March 1949

After being cut off from the rest of Europe for almost a year and having to rely on the airlift organised by the Western powers for supplies, the citizens of West Berlin seem remarkably resilient in this news report on Clement Attlee's visit to the city. Bricks are collected to rebuild housing, shops are open and work continues. Berlin is devastated but, incredibly, cinemas have been reopened and are showing the latest releases.

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