September 30 1949 CE – The Berlin Airlift Ends

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September 30 1949 CE – The Berlin Airlift EndsRate this post In the wake of World War II, the four Allied powers — France, Great Britain, the United States and Soviet Union — divided the vanquished German state into zones which they would patrol. Three years later, as Cold War tensions heated up, Soviet officials in East Germany announced no goods would be allowed into Western-controlled Berlin by train or automobile, barring approved barrels of water. Desperate to keep the democratic districts of the city supplied, the American and British Air Forces launched an airlift that finally came to an end on September 30, 1949. Eager to help Europe rebuild […]