Turmoil within Berlin: The Berlin Blockade and The Airlift

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Annotated Bibligraphy

"Berlin Blockade." GCSE Modern World History. Web. 02 Feb. 2011. <http://www.johndclare.net/cold_war9.htm>.

• Gives a brief background on the cold war and berlin blockade. Then it gives an explanation of the CABAN the reasons why the berlin blockade started; and CENA which is the results of the berlin blockade and airlift. The site also gives a map of the sections divided. There are pictures and cartoons from the berlin blockade that show what people thought on the position of people and things back then. Have cartoons as primary sources and a lot of secondary sources.

"Berlin Blockade." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Web. 02 Feb. 2011. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berlin_Blockade>.

• is an huge secondary resource, a large portion of it contains background information and date on what was happening and who was involved and statistical factual things like that. The source gives information of what position the USA had on the issue and what other countries were doing at the time. It gives names of political figures who participated in the berlin blockade and decisions made by the US. 

Wilde, Robert. "Berlin Blockade - Information on the Berlin Blockade." European History – The History of Europe. Web. 02 Feb. 2011.http://europeanhistory.about.com/od/coldwar/p/prberlinblock.htm

• the source starts with a decent amount of Background information on the topic and then moves onto the begging of the whole event. Tells about how the western forces started to help berlin with the berlin Airlift. Gives information on what Stalin did with the berlin blockade and how the West reacts, Talks about the negotiations between the US. And others on things like how much should be sent to help berlin through times like winter. And finishes up with how the Airlift succeeded. The source doesn’t go into extensive details but covers many main points.
"The Berlin Blockade: The First Major Battle of the Cold War." Suite101.com: Online Magazine and Writers' Network. Web. 02 Feb. 2011. http://www.suite101.com/content/the-berlin-blockade-a59841

• starts with a little main background information and then quickly switches over to the reasons for the berlin blockade. Also talks about the consequences of the berlin blockade and what the berlin airlift was. Then talks about the consequences of both events with a lengthy conclusion.

Davidson, Walter Phillips. The Berlin Blockade; a Study in Cold War Politics. Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 1958. Print.

• the book as a whole had a lot of fine details but were not really necessary. there were many tables that showed the statistics of things, and cost of certain actions. there were also a small handful of pictures of some leaders, airplanes, soldiers and political figures. this source was a 7/10 for its fine details but not much of it. there were allot of unnecessary parts that took time to sift through.

"The Berlin Airlift." Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation. Web. 14 Feb. 2011. <http://www.spiritoffreedom.org/airlift.html>. 

• This source completely focuses on the berlin airlift and then goes into extensive details on the airlift. A rather strong source for secondary sources but with a lot of primary source pictures. Unfortunately the pictures don’t come with full citations of who took it and when exactly. Contains pictures of the planes used for the airlift and the pilots who flew them. List the pilots that died during this conflict and there names. Also contains pictures of important figures for this event and propaganda. The information it actually gives is detailed large in quantity. On things such as how there were German volunteer’s of the event.

"Journal of Cold War Studies." Cold War Museum. Cold War Museum. Web. 10 Feb. 2011. <http://www.coldwar.org/articles/40s/berlin_blockade.asp>.

• This website focuses mainly on the berlin blockade. The source basically gives a crash course run through on the berlin blockade on things like what started it, how it started, and then go’s on through the rest of the event, with details on who was making what decisions and the key things that changed during the berlin blockade.

"The Berlin Airlift-June 24, 1948 to May 12, 1949." Harry S. Truman Library and Museum. Web. 12 Feb. 2011. <http://www.trumanlibrary.org/teacher/berlin.htm>.

• This source is a complete secondary source, though it is just the introduction, its highly focused on just the intro but that means its very detailed. So the source covers the background
before the event and how it began and so on. The dates are accurate and it’s a reliable source with a detailed map that clearly shows the separated zones and what factions are in control there.

"The Berlin Airlift and Tempelhof | Die Luftbrücke 1948-49 | The German Way." The German Way and More | Germany Travel | Life, Customs, and Culture | Germany - Austria - Switzerland. Web. 9 Feb. 2011. <http://www.german-way.com/airlift.html>.

• This website gives us a quick but organized bunch of info for the berlin airlift. It goes into a bit about the area the souviet union controlled and the what Stalin wanted and a couple of his actions. The second part of the website is about the Tempelhof airport where we learn about how it was like ground zero for the berlin airlift, and how important the airport was to the berlin airlift. 

"Berlin Blockade." Historywiz.or. Cold War Museum. Web. 9 Feb. 2011. <http://www.historywiz.org/berlinblockade.htm>.
• A website with a small amount of information but has a decent amount of important information condensed into the small amount of text on this site. It also contains a2 photographs at the Tempelhof airport. There is also one cartoon that shows a pilot and his grand kid, in the cartoon he is showing how he got the last two medals for the berlin airlift.

Grotewohl, Otto. "Speech by Otto Grotewohl (1 November 1948)." Ena.lu. Ena.lu. Web. 10 Feb. 2011. <http://www.ena.lu/speech_otto_grotewohl_november_1948-020003179.html>. 
• This is a simple site with the speech of Otto Grotewohl. During this speech Grotewohl attempted `made by the Western Powers to use the UN Security Council and the General Assembly to bring about a solution of the Berlin question was doomed to failure. 

"The Berlin Blockade and Berlin Airlift." History In An Hour - History Ebooks and History IPhone Apps. History for Busy People. Web. 11 Feb. 2011. <http://www.historyinanhour.com/blog/read_14006/the-berlin-blockade-and-berlin-airlift.html>.

• This website focuses mainly on the peoples point of view more then the government or another political figures. It talks about the hard ship of the people at the time and then talks about how they were effected by the marshal plan. The goal was to relieve the people named after its creator George C. Marshall.
"CIA Summaries - HistoryWiz Primary Source Cold War." HistoryWiz: for Students, Teachers and Lovers of History. Web. 11 Feb. 2011. <http://www.historywiz.org/primarysources/ciasummaries.html>.

This source is one of the few Primary sources I found. It’s a record of the summaries that the CIA made of the events and conflicts that happened during the berlin blockade. It’s a good source that let us see what was happening on the US. Side during the event, especially since the CIA was a intelligence team.