Berlin Airlift (1948-49) News

October 1, 2017 – 05:07 pm

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Today is Wednesday, June 24, the 175th day of 2015. There are 190 days left in the year.

MORE ON BERLIN AIRLIFT (1948-49) AND:

Richard A. "Dick" O'Regan, who covered some of the biggest stories of the Cold War in a 39-year career as a reporter and executive for The Associated Press, has died. He was 95.

By RAPHAEL MINDER

The number of Air Force personnel at Lajes Field, once a significant transit hub in the Atlantic, is expected to drop to 165 from 650 as part of broader cuts.

By JOSHUA HAMMER

In Joseph Kanon’s thriller, a German-born American writer becomes a spy in Cold War East Berlin.

Pilot Fitzhugh "Fitz" Fulton Jr., known as the "Dean of Flight Test" for his involvement in pioneering programs including the space shuttle piggyback flights, has died. He was 89.

By TOM MARSHALL

In this Text to Text, we compare the moment of euphoria when the wall fell in 1989 with today’s Berlin, a transformed city in which many do not remember the oppressive divisions of the past. In follow-up activities, students can evaluate the...

In January 1989, then-East German leader Erich Honecker declared that the Berlin Wall could stand for another century. Less than 10 months later the border was open, and soon Berliners were in a hurry to tear down the 155-kilometer (96-mile) barrier.

By BEN KENIGSBERG

“Meet the Mormons, ” directed by Blair Treu, explores stereotypes about a religion with a global focus.


Source: topics.nytimes.com


 

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