Sixty years ago, less than 3 years after the end of WW2, another war began.
Stalin decided that 50 million dead was not enough. Half of Europe under commie control was not enough. He started to close off all roads and supply routes to West Berlin, aiming to surround and conquer the Ally side. In the process, he was starving 2.5 million Germans. I can bet Good old Josef didn’t lose any sleep on that.
Harry Truman decided that it was time again. Operating almost non-stop and through the harsh German winter, the Airlift carried over two million tonnes of supplies in more than 270,000 flights, mainly into Tempelhof Airport just outside Berlin’s city centre.
Thirty-nine British and 31 US pilots lost their lives before the operation wound down in May 1949 when the Soviets called off the blockade.
It took another 45 years and hundreds of thousands of deaths to end that war. All thanks to the great USSR and comrad Stalin, the pride of our commie friends. May he rot in hell.