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1945: Berlin Air Lift  
The concrete memorial at Berlin’s Tempelhof airport is made up of three rib shaped columns pointing westwards. Each represents one of the three air corridors which were used to fly food into West Berlin between 1948 and 1949 after the Soviet occupying powers blocked access routes in an attempt to take over the western part of the city as well.

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The most famous airlift operation of all times started on 22 November 1945. Why?
  The world’s largest aircraft carrier was on fire
  British troops were airlifted to safety from Dunkirk
  The Soviets had blocked access to Berlin
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