May 12, 1949: The BERLIN AIRLIFT comes to an end. After an almost 11 month Soviet Blockade of Berlin the Western Allies delivered over two million tons of supplies in over 270,000 flights in and out of Berlin almost non-stop for the entire time.
refugees going through an opening in the pre-1961 border separation fence in berlin ...
a young boy at the berlin wall, (the west), 1965 ...
Winston Churchill Delivers his “Iron Curtain” Speech On March 5, 1946, Winston Churchill spoke at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. President Harry S. Truman introduced the former British Prime Minister who then delivered one of the most memorable speeches of the twentieth century.
The Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall - Photo Essays
Precursor. At the end of World War II, Germany was divided into four zones. While the French, British and American cooperated, the Soviet zone grew more isolated. This fence separated friends in Berlin in 1953.
The League of Nations was similar to the UN, and was formed after WWI. However, it was much less powerful and relatively ineffective.