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  • Berlin, Germany
    Thursday Jun 24, 1948

    Harry S. Truman

    The Soviet Union blocked access to the three Western-held sectors of Berlin

    Berlin, Germany
    Thursday Jun 24, 1948

    On June 24, 1948, the Soviet Union blocked access to the three Western-held sectors of Berlin.




  • Berlin, Germany
    Friday Jun 25, 1948

    Harry S. Truman

    The Allies initiated the Berlin Airlift

    Berlin, Germany
    Friday Jun 25, 1948

    On June 25, the Allies initiated the Berlin Airlift, a campaign to deliver food, coal and other supplies using military aircraft on a massive scale. Nothing like it had ever been attempted before, and no single nation had the capability, either logistically or materially, to accomplish it.




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