Years before a wall went up in Germany's capital, it took centre stage at the birth of the cold war. The city was in ruins, starving and subjected to the subjugation of its conquerors, but it was about to get a lot worse.
In 1948, following political squabbles gone array, the Soviet blockade of Berlin began cutting off the city from the West. What followed was one of the most ambitious aid operations ever considered, and indeed completed, as the Western Allies’ fed a city of over two million, with nothing but a few hundred wings and a prayer. So, without further Stalin, join us on a trip back in time to one of Berlin’s bleakest periods, with no David Hasselhoff to save the day!