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William Morrissey, another Berlin airlift veteran, attends a 60th anniversary ceremony at the Frankfurt , Germany, airport. The United States, Britain and France transported 2.3 million tons of food and other supplies with about 277,570 flights, primarily from Frankfurt and Wiesbaden, Germany to the three western zones of the blockaded city of Berlin after World War II. The Berlin blockade that lasted from June 24, 1948, to May 11, 1949, was initiated by the Soviet Union at the beginning of the Cold War.
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