Energy: Berlin Remembers

Through the bitter German winter of 1948, West Berliners were kept alive by the Berlin airlift, a dramatic cold war counterploy to surmount a Soviet-inspired blockade of the city. Two million tons of food, fuel and clothing were flown into Tempelhof and other airports by U.S. and British cargo planes on 277,569 flights over a 15-month period. This year, with two-thirds of the U.S. under the siege of winter, Berliners responded with aid of their own. In a month-long Help America fund drive that ends this week, they raised $500,000 to help the American...

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