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The Berlin Blockade - After about 278,000 flights, the Berlin blockade ended on 12. May 1949.

Exclusive Boulder Airlift behind-the-scenes photo. The best American company ever!

The Candy Bombers and the Berlin Airlift

Stalin shuts down access roads to West Berlin, US Airlift supplies, wins PR battle --avoids direct military confrontation.

Racist Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus. T-baggers would've loved him.

T-baggers would've loved him.

Citizens of Berlin stand amid rubble to watch an American C-47 cargo plane arrive with food & supplies, part of the Allied effort to counter a Soviet blockade of the city during the Berlin airlift, July 1948.

Russians blockade Berlin: from the archive, 2 April 1948

Citizens of Berlin stand amid rubble near the edge of Tempelhof Airfield to watch an American cargo plane arrive with food & supplies, part of the Allied effort to counter a Soviet blockade of the city during the Berlin airlift - July 1948

hier probeert een man te vluchten over het ijzeren gordijn, maar hij heeft pech want er staan twee soldaten hem op te wachten.

Tearing Down the Wall in 1989

A West Berliner is kneed in the back by an East German border guard while playfully sitting atop the Berlin Wall at the Brandenburg Gate, Nov.

Entladen einer C-54 der US Air Force auf dem Airport Tempelhof

Entladen einer der US Air Force auf dem Airport Tempelhof

Berlin, 1961. West Berliners waving and watching their relatives in East Berlin

Berlin Wall West Berliners wave to their loved ones in the East. West Berliner winken und schauen zu ihren Verwandten nach Ost Berlin (c) 2001 Heiko Burkhardt

Peter Fechter, an 18 year old bricklayer, lies dying for over an hour at the foot of the Berlin Wall in full view of witnesses, after he was shot by East German border guards while trying to escape over the wall near Checkpoint Charlie (August 17, 1962)

Peter Fechter, an 18 year old bricklayer, lies dying at the foot of the Berlin Wall in full view of witnesses, after he was shot by East German border guards while trying to escape over the wall near Checkpoint Charlie, August

Thomas Hoepker GERMANY. Berlin. 1963. A young boy playing with an East German border guard near a barbed wire fence along the border between East and West Berlin

A young boy playing with an East German border guard near a barbed wire fence along the border between East and West Berlin. The boy is looking through binoculars into the West.

Looking over the Berlin Wall into the eastern sector, Germany, cool vehicle, oldie, photo, black and white, city view, up high, symbolism, never forget, history

Looking over the Berlin Wall into the eastern sector, Germany, cool vehicle…

Windows in East Berlin near the construction of the Berlin Wall are bricked up. Viewed from West Berlin, German, November 196

Windows are bricked up on the East Berline side during the construction of the Berlin Wall, Germany, November 1961 © Don McCullin / Contact Press Images / LUZphoto

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