Sixty years ago this week, the Berlin Airlift got underway. West Berlin was cut off on all sides by Soviet troops, who closed all land access to the city.
Sixty-five people lost their lives during the operation
For 11 months, American and British planes flew in more than 12.3 million tonnes of food, diesel, coal and sweets in what still stands as the largest humanitarian aid operation ever.
The airlift continued throughout the harsh winter weather
Captain Stan Sickelmore - now 86 - had served in the Royal Air Force during the war suddenly found himself helping the same people who just three years earlier had been helping to bomb.
Amongst those on the receiving end of this aid was Traute Grier, who was 16 at the time.