Compare and contrast the points of view expressed in the sources.
5. Address these questions by thinking about the big picture of the Cold War.
With the benefit of hindsight, we know that the Berlin airlift proved successful, but decision-
makers in 1948 didn’t know if the airlift would save lives or cause war. If a similar situation
unfolded today, what would you advise the president to do? Why?
How does the story of the Berlin airlift fit into the Cold War narrative?
Construction of the Berlin Wall, a barrier separating East and West Berlin, began in 1961 after
hundreds of thousands of residents from East Berlin emigrated to West Berlin. How might this
event be related to the Berlin airlift?
How is the Berlin Wall a distinctive symbol of the Cold War?
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