On 23 June 1948, the Soviet occupation forces closed all rail, road and waterway supply routes from the Allied Western Zones of Occupation in Berlin. There was less than one month's supply of fuel and food available for the 2,500,000 Berliners living in the Western Zones. The Blockade of Germany had begun. A freezing winter was also on the side of the Russians who had the intention of starving and freezing Berlin into submission. The Allies responded immediately, and in eleven months Allied aircraft made thousands of ...

Berlin Airlift 1998, Swan Hill Press

ISBN-13: 9781853108457