Last Day in Berlin

On my last day in Berlin, I visited Flughafen Tempelhof Airport to look into another historic event that fascinates me – the Berlin Airlift. Apart from the fact that it’s one of the few heart-warming Cold War stories, I have an interest because my dad was with the British Royal Engineers and involved in building the airstrips for the airlift.

The airport (no longer in operation) was built by the Third Reich on a massive scale. It was intended to be part of an even bigger project to show off Hitler’s mighty air power. Fortunately, he lost the war and it became an American base for the next twenty years. During the twelve months of the airlift, US planes landed here every 90 seconds, with others landing in the British and France sectors, bringing in everything the Berliners needed to survive – this the only plane left now.

One thought on “Last Day in Berlin

Leave a Reply to Leslee Turner Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s