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Berlin

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

Second edition

Published in print January 2005 | ISBN: 9780198609810
Published online January 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191727047
Berlin

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Berlin airlift an operation by British and American aircraft to airlift food and supplies to Berlin in 1948–9, while Russian forces blockaded the city to isolate it from the West and terminate the joint Allied military government of the city. After the blockade was lifted the city was formally divided into two parts: ...

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Subjects: History of English

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