Cold War - The Berlin Blockade 1948-49 Return to the case study menu
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1a What does this map tell you about communications links between West Berlin and the Western zones of Germany?

Analysis and Interpretation
1b Does this map help you to see why Stalin decided to blockade Berlin?
1c Do you think this map was drawn up mainly to help the military, the politicians or civilians? Explain your answer.
1d If you were in charge of getting supplies to Berlin by air, what would be the main problems facing you?

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Look at your answers to the questions on source 1.
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Draft map from the Foreign Office showing plans for the occupation of Berlin in 1945