Flashpoints and Candy Bombers: Assessing the Berlin Blockade (1948-49)

Saturday 2 May 2020, 1.30PM to 4.30pm

On 24 June 1948 Stalin initiated the first major crisis of the Cold War by blocking all road, rail and canal access to West Berlin in an attempt to expel the forces of the Western Powers. What impelled Stalin to reverse his 1945 decision to allow the four-power occupation of Berlin? In what ways did the Soviet siege affect the lives of Berliners? Why did the Blockade fail and what were the lasting effects on Germany and superpower relations?

Tutor: Joseph Oakley MA PGCE

  • Term: Summer
  • Day: Saturday
  • Start Date: 02 May 2020
  • Time: 1.30-4.30pm
  • No. of weeks: 1
  • Full fee: £23

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