In June, 1948 the Soviets blockaded American, British, and French occupied sectors of Berlin. This was located 100 miles in a Soviet controlled zone.
What are we supposed to do now!?
BLOCKADED BY SOVIET UNION!
There is no possible way of these people being able to get any food or fuel through to them. They are especially in trouble because the city only had 36 days worth of food left and 45 days worth of fuel. This would not last them very long at all!
We are so far in there is now way that we are going to be able to get any food!
I am SO sick and tired of Stalin's behavior!
WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU ARE DOING!
By 1948 Western Powers were planning on making a new currency behind Stalin's back, due to him sabotaging prior plans. It would be the Deutsche Mark, they would also look onto making a West German State.
On June 23rd the Soviet troops encircled Berlin, this blocked the road and rail line, used by the allies to supply the city.
Hmmm... do we choose to retreat, or go on and fight a war.
We wont be able to receive any supply!
Cross your fingers this works!
For them to successfully follow through with an airlift to supply Berlin, you would need to transport 4,000 tons/day! The first flight took off on June 26th. After the first few flights they were only bringing in 1,000 tons, that is only a quarter of what they need.
Hahaha Stalin looks like your plan backfired!
Around 1947 Stalin had no longer hurt the German State but he fueled it. Finally on Mat 12th 1949 Soviet solider removed roadblocks and let in the first American Supply convoy to pass into Berlin.