245 04|a The Berlin airlift.

260 __|a Arlington, VA : |b PBS, |c 2007.

500 __|a Copyright permission expires 05/28/08.

500 __|a Title from web site description.

508 __|a Writer, director, Peter Adler, Alexander Berkel, Stefan Mausbach.

511 0_|a Narrator, Joe Morton.

520 __|a On June 24, 1948, the Soviet Union blocked railroad and street access to West Berlin, starving the population and choking commerce. Allied forces refused to cede the city, and for nearly a year, succeeded in doing what even the best military minds considered impossible - supply two million civilians and 20,000 allied soldiers entirely from the air. Operating on a strict plan masterminded by U.S. General William Turner, allied forces landed planes every three minutes and delivered more than 4,500 tons of supplies each day. Former German soldiers built airfields and repaired engines for the enemies they had been shooting out of the sky just three years before. American and British pilots, so recently delivering death, were now angels of mercy, supplying coal, flour, coffee and chocolate to the beleaguered city. Through the personal stories of those who were there, this program provides a striking look at the first battle of the Cold War and the largest humanitarian campaign the world had ever seen. 60 minutes.

521 __|a Middle school to adult.

546 __|a Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

651 _0|a Berlin (Germany) |x History |y Blockade, 1948-1949.

700 1_|a Adler, Peter

700 1_|a Berkel, Alexander

700 1_|a Mausbach, Stefan

700 1_|a Morton, Joe, |d 1947-

710 2_|a PBS

710 2_|a WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)

730 _0|a American Experience (Television program)

856 42|a http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/airlift/