- Season 21
- 5 episodes
Episode 1: The Berlin Airlift
Whereas the Cuban Missile Crisis may be remembered as the most infamous standoff between the West and the Soviets during the Cold War, it was by no means the first. In 1948, the Soviet Union closed all roads, railways and waterways into West Berlin and gave its people a frightening ultimatum: starve or accept Soviet rule.
The Western Allies’ response was an around-the-clock airlift to dispense food, coal and medicine to the beleaguered Germans. Here Sue MacGregor reunites five British personnel involved in the 15-month operation that saved a city but ushered in a new era of global tension.
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|Series producer||David Prest|