51 YEARS AGO TODAY, ICH BIN EIN BERLINER
Kennedy spoke on the 15th anniversary of the beginning of the Berlin Airlift.
BUT THERE WOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN A FREE BERLIN FOR JFK TO VISIT . . . WITHOUT HARRY TRUMAN AND THE BERLIN AIRLIFT
The Generals told Harry Truman that an airlift would be impossible. Harry Truman told them to make the impossible possible. This determination is what led to one of the most courageous and heroic efforts of the Cold War – the 461-day long airlift that saved Berlin from the grip of Soviet domination. At its peak, a plane landed in Berlin every 90-seconds.
It was a defining moment of the Cold War and yet it seems it is too often ignored.