June 26th 1948 - Truman orders the Berlin Airlift


On June 26th 1948 President Harry S. Truman give the order to the American Military Governor Lucius Clay to create an “air bridge” from West Germany to Berlin. A few days before, Soviet troops had sealed off the access routes into West Berlin and with that had reacted to the introduction of the D-Mark in the western sector in the wake of the currency reform. Now every 2 to 3 minutes an aircraft lands at on one of Berlins airports. In common parlance they are called “Raisin bombers” for they bring essential goods food medicines to the Berliners. by the end of the Berlin airlift in September of 1949 1.5 million tons had been brought into West Berlin on 200000 flights

Länge: 00:00:55 | O-Ton: nein | Farbe: s/w | Jahr: 1948 | Clip-ID: JHT000259E




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