Monday, May 12, 2008


This Day in the History of Early Cold War Battles Won

On this day in 1949, the Soviet Union announced an end to the Berlin Blockade and on that day allowed normal land communications between western Europe and the city to resume. The Berlin airlift, bringing supplies into the western sections of Berlin, the once and future capital of Germany (which was blockaded by the USSR beginning on June 24, 1948), ended after 277,264 flights. Take that, Commies.


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