26th JUNE ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

June 26th ~ This Day in History video by History.com ~ 1948 : U.S. began Berlin Airlift : U.S. and British pilots began delivering food and supplies by airplane to Berlin after the city was isolated by a Soviet Union blockade. At the end of World War II in 1945, defeated Germany was divided into Soviet, American, British and French zones of occupation. The city of Berlin, located within the Soviet zone of occupation, was also split into four sectors, with the Allies taking the west of the city and the Soviets took the east. In June 1948, Josef Stalin’s government attempted to consolidate control of the city by cutting off all land and sea routes to West Berlin in order to pressure the Allies to evacuate. As a result, from June 24 the western section of Berlin containing 2 million people were deprived of food, heating fuel and other important supplies. | & more about history on this day in the video…