BERLIN: The Islanders

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At Berlin's Tempelhof Airport one morning last week 10,000 Germans stood silent vigil under a warm spring sun. At last, to the strains of The Star Spangled Banner and God Save the Queen, relatives of 71 U.S. and British flyers killed in the Berlin airlift moved forward to place wreaths at the foot of a stark, three-pronged monument that reaches toward the sky like a clutching hand. With one eye on Geneva, West Berlin observed the tenth anniversary of the day the Russians lifted the Berlin blockade.

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