Soviet blockade and the resulting Berlin Airlift ordered by General Clay; views of West Berliners struggling during blockade.
Berlin Germany Date:1948 Duration:4 min 12 sec Sound:Yes
After the division of Berlin, Soviet Union thwarted essential supplies to West Berlin by blockading the entrance to the area. Americans supplied food and other items through airlift. Views of Berlin citizens including children receiving food supplies and even candy at Christmas time. Berlin children play with model aircraft simulating airlift planes. Views of crashed Berlin Airlift DC-3 plane in flames. But later on May 2, 1949 Soviets lifted the blockade and people celebrated the occasion with a procession.
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