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At the end of the air bridge 70 years ago : 50,000 spectators at Tempelhof field is expected

70 years after the end of the Berlin Blockade of Berlin, gives the air bridge anniversary at the place, the most of Berlin to connect with the historic industrial performance: The Tempelhof airport. There may land in 2019, no candy bomber, resulting in many of the Berliners to criticism, for it is now at 12. May, an extensive program on the Tempelhofer field and in the Hangars.

logistical performance and personal commitment

On the 12. May marks the anniversary of the end of the Berlin Blockade to the 70. Time. For nearly a year, West Berlin was from the 24. June 1948 on the land to be supplied, so that the occupying powers-the USA, Britain and France on the air bridge had to Dodge.

In a press release for the anniversary feast, Michael Müller paid tribute to the airlift: "airlift has been a magnificent logistical and technical performance, to break the Blockade of the city with peaceful means." It will not forget, that the air bridge have in particular among the flying personnel, many of the victims, said the ruling mayor. Through the air bridge, however, created a new connection between the occupiers and the population. To date, the "raisin bombers are linked" inextricably linked with West Berlin and Tempelhof airport.

About 50,000 guests to celebrate the air bridge

This symbol for the Cohesion between the Western allies and the German population in the FRG and in the cut-off West Berlin get now on 12. May have its own celebration. Are invited to be tourists and people from Berlin and the States that supported the air bridge used to be.

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in Total, are expected 50,000 guests. Müller: "The Festival provides an opportunity for joyous celebration and to Inform you about the many exciting details of the events 70 years ago. Tempelhof is an authentic historical place of the air bridge for the ideal place."

A comprehensive program to bring visitors to the air bridge close to: It should give audio-visual Installation with films and photographs. In another Hangar, an exhibition on the planning and execution of the air bridge, and the personal commitment of the Participants to inform the vital project.

International visitors, and humanitarian commitment

The countries that started 70 years ago, the supply of the city to be responsible, to get in the fixed-expiration of special attention. In addition to France, the United Kingdom and the United States these are South Africa, new Zealand, Canada and Australia. On the stage program witnesses-Interviews and music from these countries are of time. Also the current humanitarian commitment gets at this Festival his space: On the run-up to the Berlin police and the Federal police, Berlin fire brigade, German army, German Red cross, Johanniter, Arbeiter Samariter Bund, Technical assistance, and the refugee agencies also work of the United Nations relief UNHCR.

The air bridges Festival will take place on 12. May 12 to 19 hours on the tarmac of the former Tempelhof airport instead. The access is only on the Tempelhofer field.

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