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The Berlin Airlift
Newspaper Accounts

"Operation Vittles"-the most successful peacetime air operation in aviation. The Berlin blockade and subsequent airlift proved to be a public relations bonanza for the United States in the Cold War against the Soviet Union. The American military provided humanitarian relief to Germans -- whom they had recently fought on the battlefield -- while the Soviets used starvation as a means to control a population.

Contemporary newspaper accounts describe the Berlin crisis around the world, as well as provide a glimpse into the nationalist upheavals that ended the 1940s.

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