The Berlin Blockade and Airlift

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Key takeaways
The reasons behind the blockade.
The response of the West.
How this affected the relationship between the USSR, USA and UK.
Brian DickinsonHost: Brian is a History and Sociology teacher with 26 years experience. He is also an examiner with two exam boards, so he likes to focus on material and techniques that will best help students when it comes to exam time.

The Berlin Blockade started in June 1948 and lasted until May 1949. In this class, students will understand why Stalin decided to blockade West Berlin as well as why this led to an airlift to fly in supplies. Students will examine how this affected the relationship between the USSR, USA and UK. This class is aimed at students in Years 10 and 11 to help them have a comprehensive understanding of World War II. 

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Suitable for:

This class is suitable for students In Years 10 and 11, or any student studying WW2.

Class requirements:

You will need a laptop or device with internet connection to watch the class, as well as a pen and notepad for taking notes.

What to expect:
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