Cold War: The Berlin Blockade 1948-9 Return to the case study menu
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Comprehension
3a Choose two examples listed in this document of Russian 'bad faith'.
3b What was wrong with the Potsdam Agreement?
3c Explain how the introduction of a new currency would have caused the split.

Analysis and Interpretation
3d Do you think this is a reliable source of information on the causes of the Berlin Blockade? Explain your answer.
3e Imagine you were in the British Cabinet and this report was being presented to you. Make a list of 3 questions you would want to ask the official who was giving the report.

Case Study Question
Look at your answers to the questions on source 3.
Which category / categories does it fit in your worksheet?.

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Extracts from the final report of the British Air Ministry on the Berlin Blockade, published in 1950

Extracts from the final report of the British Air Ministry on the Berlin Blockade, published in 1950