Berlin Airlift: The Story of a Great Achievement is a film produced by the Central Office of Information (a British Government agency) to document the extraordinary events of 1948 and 1949 when thousands of tonnes of supplies were flown into West Berlin, thwarting Soviet plans to starve the city.
If you were out and about in Berlin yesterday you may have seen, or more likely heard, a Rosinenbomber (raisin bomber), the German name for the planes used during the airlift, flying overhead. The plane was flying to mark the 67th anniversary of the first planes carrying supplies landing in 1948.
No matter how many times I watch Berlin Airlift: The Story of a Great Achievement, or other documentaries about the Berlin Blockade and Airlift, I am amazed by the scale of the operation and always impressed to see tonnes of supplies and even cars loaded onto planes headed for the West Berlin airports: Gatow, Tempelhof and Tegel.
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[…] For more information about the blockade and airlift I recommend watching the documentaries The Candy Bomber and The Story of a Great Achievement. […]