May 12th in German History: The Berlin Blockade Ends

On May 12th, 1949, the Soviet Union lifted its blockade on West Berlin. The lifting of the blockade ended the “Berlin Airlift”, the operation in which the British and Americans used planes to fly massive amounts of supplies to Berlin. The blockade had been instituted in June of 1948 by Joseph Stalin, who thought thatContinue reading “May 12th in German History: The Berlin Blockade Ends”