Lest we forget. Berlin Blockade 1948

When the Germans close their nuclear power stations and complete the longer-term project to close the coal stations they will be heavily dependent on gas from Russia. What could go wrong?

Seventy years ago.

“The airlift was a lifeline for West Berlin,” says Hope Harrison, an associate professor of history and international affairs at George Washington University who has written extensively on the Cold War, Germany and Russia. “To feel that the U.S. and Great Britain, who had been their enemies, weren’t giving up on them. The last time they were doing anything, they were dropping bombs, and instead they’re bringing in food and coal and everything else.”

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24 Responses to Lest we forget. Berlin Blockade 1948

  1. feelthebern

    Fun fact:
    Feelthebern was sent from his history class for disagreeing with his teacher who said it was JFK who organised the Berlin airlift.

  2. a happy little debunker

    Germany has basically nullified the NATO agreement at a time when Putin has effectively announced his dictatorship.

    What could possibly go wrong?

  3. Whalehunt fun

    And what a waste of effort that was. The place is full of global warming cultists so stupid they couldn’t see the correlation between coal and affluence. They deserve the extermination of their culture that is happening with the influx of stone age ped oh fyle rapists from the middle east.

  4. stackja

    The Big Lift (1950) youtube

    The Big Lift is a true account of the Berlin Airlift, which provided food and supplies to the Western sector of Berlin during the Soviet’s blockade of Berlin. Sgt. Danny MacCullough (Montgomery Clift) and his friend Sgt. Hank Kowalski (Paul Douglas) are among the Americans called upon to risk their lives to transport supplies to the desperate citizens. The grim war is soon left behind as budding romances emerge between two women and the soldiers. Director George Seaton filmed on location with actual military personnel in minor acting roles, making The Big Lift one of the most remarkable war films of all time.

  5. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Director George Seaton filmed on location with actual military personnel in minor acting roles, making The Big Lift one of the most remarkable war films of all time.

    There was a similar situation regarding “Theirs Was the Glory” on the subject of the battle for Arnhem. British soldiers, captured at Arnhem, and recently released from German P.O.W. Camps were playing themselves in the film…

  6. Tim Neilson

    Feelthebern was sent from his history class for disagreeing with his teacher who said it was JFK who organised the Berlin airlift.

    No wonder! Everyone knows it was Barack Obama.

  7. Professor Fred Lenin

    Feelthebern ,your history teacher didnt know a lot about history ,Kennedy didnt become president till 1960,that was 11 years after the blockade finished ,it was TTruman who did the job Wjith the US French and British commonwealth air forces , RAF , RAAF,RCAF and Souh African air forces .
    Probably lucky Kennedy was not in charge ,probably be another Bay of Pigs breakfast day. You wonder if he would have A bombed Japan ? Truman didnt hesitate ,he didnt want a couple of million dead on his conscience , the snowflakes these days wouldnt do it , they would rather sacrifice the lives of ordinary people so it would feel good for themselves .

  8. Whalehunt fun

    And what a waste of effort that was. The place is full of global warming cultists so stupid they couldn’t see the correlation between coal and affluence. They deserve the extermination of their culture that is happening with the influx of stone agers from the middle east.

  9. Whalehunt fun

    Got it through sans a proper description of the undesirables.

  10. feelthebern

    Everyone knows it was Barack Obama.

    Surely Gough helped out.
    When he wasn’t giving women the vote.

  11. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    When he wasn’t giving women the vote.

    I thought he freed all the slaves?

  12. Perth Trader

    This is interesting .” 2,334,374 tons of freight was airlifted during the blockade , of which nearly two-thirds was coal, on 278,228 flights to Berlin”.

  13. feelthebern

    This is interesting .” 2,334,374 tons of freight was airlifted during the blockade , of which nearly two-thirds was coal, on 278,228 flights to Berlin”.

    Breaking news.
    The Berlin Airlift was environmental terrorism.

  14. Feelthebern was sent from his history class for disagreeing with his teacher who said it was JFK who organised the Berlin airlift.

    Jesus H Christ.

    The idiot should have been sacked the next day.

  15. ACTOldFart

    As usual, it’s the Republicans who have the bright ideas and get things done, and the Democrats that are given the credit.

  16. Judge Dredd

    At the current time you could probably put more faith in Russia than the socialist and morally bankrupt Euro states. You only have to look at the leadership of France, Brussels and Germany itself to see that Russia looks more preferable.

  17. Rafe Champion

    Fair go Judge, they are idiots but they have not got to the point of eliminating journalists and the leader of the opposition party. Still I like to say that Germany survived two world wars and Adolf Hitler but will it survive Angela Merkel?

  18. Judge Dredd

    Germany survived two world wars and Adolf Hitler but will it survive Angela Merkel

    I think they will survive. Like all European countries they have a strong culture. Ironically it will be nationalism that will help (and is rising there), let’s hope it’s not the Hitler kind.

  19. nb

    Here’s the way it was until recently:
    UK to surrender to Germany.
    Germany to surrender to Russia.
    In this game I guess Russia and the USA surrender to China.
    All we need is for China to surrender to Japan.
    A kind of WWII replay in reverse.

  20. Louis Litt

    Why did Merkel parents leave Germany after ww2 for Russia.
    The recession will be the end of her .
    Does anyone know why that twat Blair trumped Merkel in the EU voting all those yrs ago. The picture looked like she wanted to kill that Cheshire twat. Two twats T tribal ends who destroyed their societies.
    Children from affluent families are not allowed to stand for a seT.

  21. JohnL

    “The grateful” Germans repaid America by causing near-collapse of the dollar and repaid GB by keeping it for years from EU and now by forcing it to stay in. Germans were never grateful for anything. They believe that they are entitled to wealth and privilege build by others. Germany’s wealth and privilege were built by American money and Slav’s and Turkish labour. Today Germany dominates almost all of Europe. And it was only Putin that put halt to them from dominating the world by installing Merkel who was/is KGB agent and who caused rot and the beginning the destruction of Germany.
    Please read:
    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/09/angela_merkels_toll_on_germany.html

  22. Bad Samaritan

    OK, let’s get this straight….

    Merkel is working for Putin in the ideological sense; maybe also the financial.. The gas lines from Russia to Germany are the NordStream projects. Nordstream 1 has been up and running for years, while Nordstream 2 is almost finished construction. From Germany, they then go to the rest of Western Europe…..

    Merkel is a former out-in-the-open Commie as is Putin. Before Merkel the German chancellor was out-in-the-open Socialist / Commie Gerhardt Schroeder (1998-2005). Schroeder was the main instigator of the NS2 pipelines and gave NordStream AG (AG = a share-issuing company; AG = Aktien (shares), Gesselschaft (community, society,company) financial guarantees from the German Govt.

    Schroeder left office in 2005 and immediately joined NordStream in a no-work position on about a million a year. He is now in charge of the NordStream2 project as well. Schroeder was one of the “named” in the Panama papers; lots more money than can be explained.

    That’s the state of play; the story behind the capitulation to Russia.

    BTW If ever anyone goes to Berlin, don’t forget to visit Templehof airport. Though the main commercial airports are Tegel (west Berlin) and Schonefeld (east Berlin) it was mostly Templehof which took the airlift. That’s where the Luftbruecke (airbridge) monument is….and also one of Douglas c47s; Rosinen Bombers (=raisin bombers; called candy bombers by the USAF) is mounted there. It was Templehof that President Reagan flew into and out of in 1987. also a fine place in the late 70s and right through the 1980s, for giant open air rock concerts etc.

  23. Mother Lode

    Feelthebern was sent from his history class for disagreeing with his teacher who said it was JFK who organised the Berlin airlift.

    I thought JFK had been killed by a book suppository at The Alamo.

  24. Mother Lode

    Surely Gough helped out.
    When he wasn’t giving women the vote.

    Before Gough women were classified as fungi under the Flora and Fauna Act.

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