How often do trains run between Berlin Germany and Brest Belarus?
How did people travel from West Berlin to West Germany?
Asked in Cold War
Was the Berlin blockade successful?
The 1948 Soviet Blockade of West Berlin was a Failure, because although the Russians could stop land/ground traffic (trucks and trains) from travelling from West Germany, through East Germany to West Berlin, they could not stop airplanes, especially transports carrying essential supplies from flying from West Germany to West Berlin. After several months of around the clock planes flying from West Germany to West Berlin, the Russians gave up in failure.
What is the difference between trains then and trains today?
Asked in Home Electricity
What's the difference between AC Trains and DC Trains?
Asked in Airplanes and Aircraft
What is the differences between trains and airplanes?
Asked in The Difference Between, Comparisons
What is the difference between olden day trains and modern day trains?
Asked in Trains and Railroads
What is the difference between old trains and new trains?
What train station in Amsterdam do the trains from Germany arrive in?
Asked in Germany
Where can one get booking information on Germany trains?
Asked in Daylight Saving Time, Hawaii, Time Zones
How was the Berlin Opera affected by Daylight Saving Time in 1916?
Germany was the first country to institute Daylight Saving Time during WWI and the Berlin opera house was one of the first institutions affected by these changes.On April 30, 1916 the Berlin Opera, changed its regularly scheduled performance of Die Meistersinger to an hour earlier than usual. This allowed members of the audience to be able to catch their customary trains home at the end of the performance. All trains scheduled to depart between 11:00 p.m. and midnight were subsequently an hour behind schedule when the time changed from 11:00 p.m. to midnight, and so left as soon as possible. Trains are still affected to this day and if you are planning to travel with Amtrak and are unfourtunate enough to be on the tracks during the time change this fall your train will sit on the tracks for an hour as to not leave the next stop to early.
Asked in World War 2, Germany in WW2, Cold War
What city in europe was blockaded following World War 2?
In 1948-49, Berlin was famously blockaded by the Soviet Union. After World War II ended, the four major Allied powers (the Soviet Union, USA, UK, and France) divided up Germany to control it in the aftermath of the Nazi regime. Likewise, Berlin was divided between the same four countries. Later, in 1949, the French, American, and British parts of Germany were merged together and became the Federal Republic of Germany, more commonly known as West Germany (for simplicity's sake, I shall refer to it as West Germany even though it technically didn't exist yet). The same sectors of Berlin also merged to become West Berlin. However, Berlin, including West Berlin, lay almost dead center in the middle of the Soviet-controlled portion of Germany- which would eventually become the German Democratic Republic, or East Germany. However, almost immediately after Germany surrendered, the Soviets and the other Allies began to distrust each other. Only a few special highways, trains, and waterways were allowed to bring people from West Germany to West Berlin. For complicated reasons I won't get into here, in 1948, the Soviets cut off those ways of traveling, blockading the city. They attempted to starve West Berlin into surrendering and joining the Soviet side. The blockade was foiled when the Western Allies used airplanes to bring supplies to West Berlin- this became known as the Berlin Airlift. If the Soviets had shot down the supply planes, they would have caused World War III to begin, so they wisely decided not to do so. World War II had just ended, and everyone was still recovering from the destruction of that war. In summer 1949, almost a year after the blockade began, the Soviets finally ended the blockade.