Event    From 1/8/1948  To 12/5/1949

Berlin Airlift

Categories: Armed Forces

Countries: Germany

After WW2 Berlin was divided into 4 sectors, controlled by Britain, France, the USA and the Soviet Union respectively. Berlin was inside East Germany which was also controlled by the Soviets. This meant that the 3 western-controlled sectors of Berlin were totally surrounded by the Soviets. As the Cold War began to grip, the Soviets took advantage of this situation and blocked access to West Berlin by land or water. This left the air ...

The people of West Berlin were effectively under siege and needed all supplies (food, fuel, etc.) brought in by air. Two million Berliners were provided with up to 2,000 tons of food and supplies per day. The flights were all short hops from West Germany. This went on for 15 months and was so clearly successful that the Soviets cancelled the blockade. Round 1 to the West.

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Berlin Airlift

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Berlin Airlift

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W. Pearce

W. Pearce

Co-partner or employee of the South Suburban Gas Company. Served but did not die in WW1.

Person, Armed Forces

War served, WW1
1 memorial
Lieutenant Edmund William Baldwyn Childe-Pemberton

Lieutenant Edmund William Baldwyn Childe-Pemberton

Edmund William Baldwyn Childe-Pemberton was born on 21 July 1895 in London, the elder son of William Shakespeare Childe Pemberton (1857-1924) and Lady Constance Lucy Violet Childe-Pemberton née Bli...

Person, Armed Forces, France

War dead, WW1
1 memorial
Captain James Ferguson

Captain James Ferguson

Naval officer.  RN Lieut-Governor of Greenwich Hospital.

Person, Armed Forces, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
M. E. Smith

M. E. Smith

Co-partner or employee of the South Suburban Gas Company. Served but did not die in WW1.

Person, Armed Forces

War served, WW1
1 memorial
John Laird Mair, First Lord Lawrence

John Laird Mair, First Lord Lawrence

Born Yorkshire. Ruler of the Punjaub during the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857. Viceroy of India from 1864 to 1869. Died at house, 23 Queen's Gate Gardens.

Person, Armed Forces, India

1 memorial