Berlin Blockade

Getting Started

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Example Keywords & Catalog Subject Headings

Berlin Blockade
Berlin Airlift

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Internet Sources

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An excellent collection of primary documents and images compiled by "Digital Research in European Studies." FYI: some documents are in the original language (French, Russian), but many are in English.
A great source of documents from the Harry S. Truman Library. Online documents are pdfs of the originals.
Helpful summary of the Airlift from the Berlin Airlift Veterans Association written by those who were there. Includes a video and many photos.
Good information from the Air Mobility Command Museum which focuses on U.S. Air Force history

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